The cast of Interview with the Vampire TV series includes Jacob Anderson (known for Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Broadchurch), Sam Reid (from The Newsreader, Prime Suspect 1973, Lambs of God), Bailey Bass (featured in Avatar: Way of Water), Eric Bogosian (seen in Succession, Billions, Uncut Gems), and Assad Zaman (part of Hotel Portofino).
The story of the series is narrated to journalist Daniel Molloy (played by Eric Bogosian). In the backdrop of 1900s New Orleans, Louis, a Black man constrained by societal limitations, succumbs to the allure of Lestat’s offer to become a vampire. However, along with newfound powers, Louis must confront the violent consequences. The introduction of Claudia, a child vampire created by Lestat, sets them on a path of vengeance and redemption that spans several decades.
Sue Deeks, Head of BBC Programme Acquisition, says, in an interview with BBC: “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 BBC’s acquisition of the Interview with the Vampire TV series follows its recent purchase of other shows, including Australian crime dramas Scrublands and Black Snow, as well as Season 2 of the comedy series Colin From Accounts.