It looks like AMC’s Interview With The Vampire Adaptation has found its next cast member, as Deadline reports Jacob Anderson joined the project. He’ll star alongside Sam Reid, who was cast as Lestat not too long ago. The adaptation of Anne Rice’s famous books will run for eight episodes in its first season. He takes on the role that Brad Pitt famously played in the original 1994 film, Louis de Pointe du Lac.
The series is currently set for a 2022 release on AMC and its streaming service AMC+. Rolin Jones, the former showrunner of HBO’s Perry Mason, will tackle the adaptation. Mark Johnson, Anne Rice, and Christopher Rice will act as executive producers on the novel adaptation. It’ll serve as the beginning of their attempt to bring the entire series of Vampire Chronicles to life. They haven’t shared any details regarding which direction the series will take, but it might be possible they will create a modern interpretation of the series.
Anderson is most well-known for his time as Grey Worm in HBO’s Game of Thrones. He’s also set to appear in BBC’s popular Doctor Who series as Vinder. He has an extensive history in British television, as he also played opposite David Tennant, Jodie Whittaker, and Olivia Colman on the series Broadchurch. It’ll be interesting to see how he interprets this iconic character and brings new life to him once the series premieres next year.