BBC Takes Over ‘Interview With The Vampire’ From AMC Networks

British public service broadcaster BBC has acquired American entertainment company AMC Networks’ ‘Interview with the Vampire’ television series and will be bringing it to the UK.

The broadcaster will release the American gothic horror seven-part television series created by Rolin Jones on BBC Two and the BBC iPlayer.

Head of BBC Programme Acquisition, Sue Deeks, said,

“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.”

Based on Anne Rice’s 1976 namesake gothic horror novel, the plot revolves around the life of vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac, as described to journalist Daniel Molloy. Louis, a wealthy black man in 1910s New Orleans, is romanced and later turned into a vampire by the tempting Lestat de Lioncourt. The cost of immortality, however, is high, and the appearance of Lestat’s newest offspring, the adolescent vampire Claudia, complicates the connection between Louis and Lestat even further.

The main cast of the show includes Jacob Anderson, Sam Reid, Eric Bogosian, Bailey Bass, Assad Zaman, and Ben Daniels.

Jessica Held and Adam O’Byrne are producers of the show, which is executive-produced by Rolin Jones, Mark Johnson, Alan Taylor, Anne Rice, and Christopher Rice.

Recently, BBC has also taken over Australian crime dramas ‘Scrublands’ and ‘Black Snow’ and season 2 of the comedy ‘Colin From Accounts.’

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