Rolin Jones is the mastermind behind the creation of the gothic horror television series ‘Interview With the Vampire Takes Place,’ which airs on AMC.
It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name written by Anne Rice in 1976. The storyline of the series covers the travels of the vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac over the course of over a hundred years, as well as his contacts with the mysterious French vampire Lestat de Lioncourt.
The audience learns about Louis’s life as a human and his eventual transformation into a vampire as he tells Daniel Molloy, a journalist, his life narrative. Louis is currently narrating his life story to Daniel Molloy. Viewers are likely curious about when and where the events of the show take place, considering the lengthy history that exists between Louis and Lestat. In that case, I have compiled all of the information that you require regarding the time period and location of ‘Interview With the Vampire.’ SPOILERS AHEAD
“Interview with the Vampire”: What Time Period And Age Is Shown In The Series?
The novel by Anne Rice with the same name served as the inspiration for the film adaptation of the same name. The events in the first chapter of the novel take place in the 1970s and introduce the reader to the vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac.
During the course of the titular interview that he has with journalist Daniel Molloy, Louis reminisces about his life narrative, transporting viewers to earlier eras. The decade of the 1790s is the setting for the vast majority of the events in this book. Because of this, the majority of the book takes place in the 18th century, but there are also parts that take place in the 19th century and the early 20th century.
In contrast, the setting of Rolin Jones’s television adaption, which takes place in the present day, differs from the original. In the show, Louis lives in the present day, but his conversation with Molloy takes place in the not-too-distant future (sometime in the 2020s).
His history takes place during the Jazz Age, which began in the 1910s. As the story develops, it is likely that the 20th century will take up a greater portion of the focus of the series. As a consequence of this, the series modernizes certain components of Rice’s original story and places them in a context that is more relevant to the present day.
“Interview with the Vampire”: Filming Location Of The Series
Along the same lines as the historical period, the geographical setting of Rice’s “Interview With the Vampire” is altered very significantly in the adaptation of the story for television. The story starts in New Orleans and then moves on to Louisiana, where the reader is introduced to Louis de Pointe du Lac for the first time.
In the book, Louis is the proprietor of a plantation. Later on, Louis relocates to New Orleans, which eventually becomes the central setting of the story. In contrast, when the television series begins, Louis is already established as a resident of New Orleans.
In addition to other enterprises, he is the proprietor of a brothel in the Liberty Street neighborhood of the city. Rolin Jones, the creator of the show, recently gave an interview in which he discussed the reason for the minor adjustment that was made to the plot of Louis’s story and, consequently, the location. Jones noted that he was unable to relate to the plantation owner element of Louis’ persona, which is why he chose to begin Louis’ story in New Orleans in the 1910s. Jones did this so that the narrative would have more flavor and sexiness.
In addition, Louis, Claudia, and Lestat make a trip to Europe during the events of the book. After making their way through Eastern Europe, our protagonists finally make it to Paris, which marks a significant turning point in the story. The action takes place in Paris, which not only contributes significantly to Louis and Claudia’s comprehension of the vampire culture but also provides some insight into Lestat’s background. Because of this, it is quite likely that the main protagonists will also travel to Europe, particularly Paris, in the adaptation for television.
The adaptation of Anne Rice’s novel “Interview with the Vampire” that airs on AMC stays true to the source material and does not make significant alterations to the geographical setting of the traditional gothic horror story. In addition to this, it modernizes the personalities of Louis and Lestat in order to give the New Orleans setting of the original material a greater sense of depth.
“Interview with the Vampire”: Cast
Jacob Anderson, who played Grey Worm in Game of Thrones, will play the role of the moody Louis, while Sam Reid, who played Belle, will play the role of the sinister Lestat. Alterations were also made to the casting, with the creators looking for a Black actor in their 30s to play the part of Louis in the new version of the show. Instead of being a plantation owner as described in the literature, he will be the proprietor of brothels. Little newcomer Bailey Bass will play the part of Claudia, a precocious young vampire, which was originally portrayed by Kirsten Dunst, who was just 10 years old at the time, in the film that was released in 1994.
Eric Bogosian (Uncut Gems), who plays the role of Daniel Malloy, the reporter to whom Louis tells his life narrative, is also a part of the cast. According to reports, the character will appear lot older in the program than they do in the source material. In recurring capacities, Christian Robinson and Kaylne Coleman are also now a part of the ensemble cast.
“Interview with the Vampire”: Release Date
The release of the season is now, happily, not too far away after going through numerous highs and lows over the course of the years. The date of October 2, 2022 has been announced as the premiere date for Interview with the Vampire. It has been revealed by the showrunners that the first season of the program would not cover the entirety of the book, and they have voiced their desire that the story will continue for additional seasons to come.