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BBC acquires Interview with the Vampire series

September 14, 2023

The BBC has acquired AMC Networks’ hit drama series Interview with the Vampire, based on Anne Rice’s best-selling novel, for BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.

The seven-part series stars Jacob Anderson, Sam Reid, Bailey Bass, Eric Bogosian and Assad Zaman. It follows Louis de Pointe du Lac (Anderson), Lestat de Lioncourt (Reid) and Claudia (Bass) and their epic story of love, blood and the perils of immortality, as told to journalist Daniel Molloy (Bogosian). Chafing at the limitations of life as a Black man in 1900s New Orleans, Louis finds it impossible to resist the rakish Lestat’s offer of the ultimate escape: joining him as his vampire companion. But Louis’ intoxicating new powers come with a violent price, and the introduction of Lestat’s newest fledgling, the child vampire Claudia, soon sets them on a decades-long path of revenge and atonement.

Sue Deeks, Head of BBC Programme Acquisition, says: “Interview with the Vampire is a sumptuous, sensual, complex and disturbing treat. Anchored by the charismatic lead performances of Jacob Anderson and Sam Reid, the series stays true to the gothic spirit of Anne Rice’s eternally popular novels, whilst sympathetically re-imagining her world for a new generation.”

The series was produced by Jessica Held and Adam O’Byrne as well as co-produced by Oliver Coke. The series was directed by Alan Taylor (episodes 101 & 102), Keith Powell (103 & 104), Levan Akin (105 & 106) and Alexis Ostrangder (107).

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