AMC's new adaptation of Anne Rice's Interview With the Vampire is here with its first trailer, and it is not shying away from the inherent queerness of the story!
In the new trailer, we see how Interview With the Vampire is actually a twisted love story between our main character, Louis, and Lestat, the vampire who seduced him into becoming a vampire himself.
"The year was 1910, my business was desire," Louis tells the reporter he's recounting his wild life to in the beginning of the trailer. We then see Lestat start to throw glances Louis' way, watching him have sex, and touching him. "Let the tale seduce you, just as I was seduced," he says.
"He was my murderer, my mentor, my lover, and my maker," Louis says of Lestat. "It was as if I could finally receive the secrets of existence."
The trailer also shows Louis struggling to learn to kill people once he became a vampire, the two of them dancing at elegant balls, and growing tense as their time together continues. "We'll be together ten thousand nights, a hundred thousand," Lestat tells Louis.
But not everything goes so well, Lestat also turns a young girl into a vampire, introducing a new, chaotic player into the mix. This is the canonically gay Interview With the Vampire we've been waiting for!
"Chafing at the limitations of life as a Black man in 1900s New Orleans, Louis finds it impossible to resist the rakish Lestat de Lioncourt's offer of the ultimate escape: joining him as his vampire companion," the show's official description reads. "But Louis's 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."
The series is created by showrunner Rolin Jones (Perry Mason, Friday Night Lights), and consists of seven episodes. It stars Jacob Anderson as Louis, Sam Reid as Lestat, Bailey Bass as Claudia, and Eric Bogosian as journalist Daniel Molloy.
Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire debuts on AMC on Sunday, October 2 at 10pm ET/9c. The first two episodes will also be available to stream on AMC+ that same night.
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