Anne Rice fans in the UK have waited a long time to see the latest adaptation of her work, Interview with the Vampire, which first aired in the US last year.


The show stars Jacob Anderson as Louis de Pointe du Lac, a vampire recounting his romantic past with Sam Reid's Lestat de Lioncourt.

Fans of Rice's novels will know that the series has plenty of material to adapt, with the Vampire Chronicles series mapping 13 novels, which also means the potential for Easter eggs to be included throughout.

Executive producer and writer Rolin Jones explained what fans of Rice's work can expect from the show, saying: "If you have read at least the first three novels and you know those books well, you will enjoy a lot of the things that are on the sides and off to the left."

Jacob Anderson as Louis de Pointe du Lac in Interview With The Vampire standing on a balcony.
Jacob Anderson as Louis de Pointe du Lac in Interview with the Vampire. AMC Network Entertainment LLC,Alfonso Bresciani

Jones continued: "In the writers’ room, we talked about Easter eggs. There are two kinds in on our show: stuff we buried in from the novels and things about the building of a universe. It’s on the walls, in what they're saying, their origin stories, all sorts of things.

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"I think that fans have to give us a little leeway. We're about to build a universe for them, and Anne didn't know what she was going to write after Interview with the Vampire. We were given all the things that she wrote to make a series out of it."

Meanwhile, executive producer Mark Johnson said: "Rolin Jones has peeled back certain aspects of the first book to get at the heart of it and make a TV series for today’s audience. The beauty of a series format is the ability to concentrate on characters; the lifeblood of storytelling.

"In turn, that makes the story richer, because the more you know the characters, the more you feel for their triumphs or their failures. What he’s written is a confluence of Anne Rice and Rolin Jones, which I think is a really happy marriage."

Interview with the Vampire premieres on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer on Thursday 12th October.

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