Check out Interview with the Vampire’s newest trailer

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Screenshot from Interview with the Vampire featuring three vampires, an older Black man, an older white man, and a young Black girl, wearing white clothes stained across their necks and chest with blood.
Lestat and Louis are the masters however Claudia runs the present. | AMC

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

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

In this adaptation, Louis de Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson) is a Black entrepreneur in 1910s New Orleans. The trailer hops between Louis’ recollections 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 despair as he tries and fails to just accept his new life as the thirsty undead.

Both trailers for the present current an thrilling and attention-grabbing 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 instances of the 1790s to the transitional interval of the 1910s. Based on the trailer, it looks like the present will make Lestat and Louis’ relationship way more explicitly romantic. In the 1994 movie adaptation starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, Lestat and Louis skirted the fringe of romance whereas remaining firmly in the “no homo” territory endemic to the ’90s and early aughts. That Louis is now Black as a substitute of white presents a further dynamic exploring energy, coercion, and the lure Black folks typically fall into when white folks provide them wealth and energy. (Paging Kanye.)

That’s rather a lot to get from a few trailers, however hey, I used to be studying Anne Rice books nicely earlier than the applicable 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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