On October 2nd, the TV adaptation of Interview with the Vampire will debut on AMC Plus, and it’s acquired a brand new trailer. It additional highlights the large departures from the supply materials and options the beautiful torment of the present’s protagonist, vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac.

That is the second trailer for Interview, and it presents an expensive and opulent story centered on need, seduction, and, finally, betrayal.

On this adaptation, Louis de Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson) is a Black entrepreneur in 1910s New Orleans. The trailer hops between Louis’ reminiscences of the previous and the current day, through which he spills his guts to Daniel Molloy, a journalist performed by Eric Bogosian. Louis tells Daniel his story about being hunted by the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt (Sam Reid) and tricked into a lifetime of blood-stained melancholy as he tries and fails to just accept his new life because the thirsty undead.

Each trailers for the present current an thrilling and fascinating twist on Anne Rice’s 1976 worldwide hit. For starters, the present takes place a lot later in American historical past, leaping from the slaveholding occasions of the 1790s to the transitional interval of the 1910s. Primarily based on the trailer, it looks like the present will make Lestat and Louis’ relationship far more explicitly romantic. Within the 1994 film adaptation starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, Lestat and Louis skirted the sting of romance whereas remaining firmly within the “no homo” territory endemic to the ’90s and early aughts. That Louis is now Black as an alternative of white presents an extra dynamic exploring energy, coercion, and the entice Black individuals generally fall into when white individuals provide them wealth and energy. (Paging Kanye.)

That’s so much to get from a few trailers, however hey, I used to be studying Anne Rice books nicely earlier than the suitable age. I’m simply glad racists could have yet one more factor to be upset about when Interview with the Vampire premieres on October 2nd.

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