By Lesley Goldberg
June 24, 2021
It’s official: Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire is moving forward at AMC.
The basic cable network has handed out a series order for a scripted series based on the beloved Anne Rice title. The pickup, which follows a years-long development effort that saw the author’s iconic works jump from Hulu, Paramount TV Studios and Anonymous Content, comes after AMC and its in-house studio landed the rights to 18 of her titles in a May 2020 deal.
AMC and its streamer, AMC+, will Rice’s Interview With the Vampire in 2022. Casting for the eight-episode first season has not yet begun. Rolin Jones, who inked an overall deal with AMC shortly before the cabler landed rights to the Vampire franchise, will serve as showrunner on the series. AMC veteran Mark Johnson, who has worked on Breaking Bad, Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul/El Camino, Halt and Catch Fire and Rectify, will also exec produce alongside Jones. Johnson, who has his own overall pact with AMC Studios, will be charged with overseeing the Vampire franchise as AMC plans to build a multiple-show universe as part of the Rice deal.