INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE Series Headed to AMC (Where It Will Hopefully Tank)

That’s AMC the television channel, not AMC the theater chain. (You know, one of them really needs to change its name to avoid confusion.)

“The challenge of adapting for television the groundbreaking and immensely compelling work of Anne Rice is both intimidating and exhilarating,” said Mark Johnson of AMC, courtesy of Deadline. “Having previously produced films from such singular work, I recognize both the responsibility and the obligation we owe the material. I strongly believe that with AMC and Rolin Jones we are equipped to meet this challenge and to thrill and entertain both the loyal Anne Rice fan and the viewer who is just now discovering her work.”

Showrunner-to-be Rolin Jones added the following: “In 1973, a grieving mother and extraordinary writer began what would become the finest vampire novel ever written, all respects to Mr. Stoker…Nearly fifty years later we know what’s expected of us. We know how much this book and the ones that follow mean to their massive fan base. We feel you over our shoulders as we tend the Savage Garden. Louis and Lestat are coming out of hiding and we can’t wait to re-unite them with you.”

Oh, see, now. You done gone and made an enemy of me. I was rooting for you. I defended the choice to cast a black dude as Louis, which you say you’re planning. But you had to go and dis Stoker and DRACULA. I love INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE, but it can’t hold a flamed-out matchstick to DRACULA. No work of vampire fiction can. INTERVIEW wouldn’t exist without DRACULA. I was all set to be excited about this news. Now I have to hope the new series will fail. Why couldn’t this drip have simply said “ONE OF the finest vampire novels ever written”? Then I would have been in agreement. But no, he had to go and spoil it. Now I’m hoping for a crash and burn.

By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless. Denn die totden reiten schnell!

2 comments

  1. Don’t forget those that came before Bram Stoker’s classic work -such Sheridan le Fanu’s 1872 novella “Carmilla”-which some students of Stoker suspect provided the inspiration for his own “Dracula” albeit a quarter of a century!

    1. There were a few–Carmilla, Varney, Ruthven–but DRACULA exceeded them all in terns of greatness. Will there EVER be another vampire novel that comes close to it in terms of importance? I doubt it.

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