Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire (Pilot review) | The second Interview We Needed

Rolin Jones (Creator), Anne Rice (Novel)

CAST
Jacob Anderson
Sam Reid
Eric Bogosian
Bailey Bass
Kalyne Coleman

Review:

First off, I’ve seen the movie adaptation but it was years ago so I only have a vague memory of it. I’ve started reading the book that it’s based on, I’m 79% through it, but I decided to watch this pilot since it snuck up on me and couldn’t wait to see how it turned out.

This might seem like a bias coming from me but I love that this show doesn’t shy away from what clearly read to me like Lestat and Louis were f’ing. So I’m here for it. When it comes to casting Jacob Anderson as Louis, I think it adds an exciting flavor to the character, another layer that makes his life a little more interesting while adding more obstacles for him. Anderson does a great job with the role. As for Sam Reid he felt like predator, who fancied himself a savior, I also loved him in the role.

I also found it very smart to make this version of the story as unfiltered, making their first interview in 1993 a more reserved telling just like the book feels at times. Reading it I felt there was a lot of unsaid when it came to Louis and Lestat. The series is gothic, erotic, and romantic with a lot of symbolism. I’m definitely watching this.

The production value is amazing, this show looks great and it’s giving vampires that aren’t sparkly and squeaky clean.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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