Everything We Know About Anne Rice's Immortal Universe

Everything We Know About Anne Rice’s Immortal Universe

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The Immortal Universe at a Glance

  • AMC has purchased the rights to 14 of Anne Rice’s novels, both from her Vampire Chronicles series and its Lives of the Mayfair Witches series.
  • In June 2021, AMC greenlighted the first foray into the immortal universe with Interview with the Vampire, which was created in October 2022.
  • The first season of Interview with the Vampire began airing on AMC on October 2 and is currently available to stream on AMC+.
  • The first season of Interview with the Vampire had seven episodes.
  • Interview with the Vampire has been renewed for a second season, which will be set at least in part in Paris, France.
  • AMC also launched a post-mortem Interview with the Vampire podcast, hosted by writer/comedian/vampire enthusiast Naomi Ekperigin, where she is joined by the actors and writers behind the show.
  • The next Immortal Universe show, Witches of Mayfairwill premiere on January 8, 2023.
  • Witches of Mayfair will have eight episodes.

This article was originally published on 01/12/2022; it will be updated to reflect new information when published.


What is the immortal universe?

Anne Rice’s Immortal Universe is what AMC calls its adaptation of Anne Rice’s various novels, particularly her Vampire Chronicles series and her witch-centric series Lives of the Mayfair Witches. They are technically two separate entities in Anne Rice’s work, but the books have a lot of crossovers between the characters. Just to streamline everything, AMC is combining these two series and putting them under the Immortal Universe umbrella.

The Anne Rice catalog acquired by AMC in 2020 includes The Vampire Chronicles series: Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned, The Story of the Body Thief, Memnoch the Devil, The Vampire Armand, Pandora, Vittorio the Vampire, Blood and Gold, Prince Lestat, Prince Lestat and the Kingdoms of ‘Atlantis, and Communion of Blood: A History of Prince Lestat; The life of the Mayfair Witches trilogy: Witching Hour, Lasher, and Taltos; and The Vampire Chronicles / The Lives of the Mayfair Witches Crossover Novels: Merrick, Blackwood Farm, and Canticle of Blood.

What is CMA Interview with the Vampire on?

Interview with the Vampire follows vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson) as he tells his life story to the reporter Daniel Molloy (Eric Bogosian), who understands his gothic novel with vampire Lestat de Lioncourt (Sam Reid) and his relationship with child vampire Claudia de Pointe du Lac (Bailey Bass). It’s set in 2022, Dubai, as Louis recounts his time in New Orleans with Lestat in the early 1900s. There’s also Louis’ mysterious attendant, Rashid (Assad Zaman)…

Who is involved in Interview with the Vampire?

Rolin Jones (Perry Mason, Friday Night Lights) is the creator, showrunner and executive producer of Interview. Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, better call Saul, pull over and catch fire, rectify), is also an executive producer. Anne Rice, before her death in late 2021, and her son Christopher Rice are non-writer executive producers.

Why are vampires associated with homosexuality?

The first season’s writers were mostly playwrights; they included Coline Abert, Eleanor Burgess, Jonathan Ceniceroz, David B. Harris, Hannah Moscovitchand Ben Philip. The score was Daniel Hartwho also composed the music for The green knight. Mara Le Pere-Schloop was the production designer and Carol Cutshall designed the costumes.

where can i watch Interview with the Vampire?

The first season is available to stream on AMC+.


How is the TV show different from the 1994 movie, Interview with the Vampire?

The big difference is Louis’ timeline and the story has been changed. The film is much closer to the book and is a more direct adaptation. In the film, Louis has an interview with an anonymous reporter referred to only as “the boy” in 1973. He tells his life story, beginning with his time as a plantation owner in early 1800s Louisiana, with all the attributes of the landed gentry of the South. , including the possession of slaves. He and Lestat are not explicitly romantically involved, but the relationship is obsessive and sometimes borders on romantic. Claudia is also much younger; she is around 7-10 years old in the film, while in the books she was five when she was transformed.

The series follows the same emotional beats and plot of the film, but in the AMC show, Louis is a black man in early 1900s New Orleans and the series focuses on his struggles against racism and bigotry. in the city. He and Lestat are also revealed to be in a romantic relationship, and Louis explicitly describes himself as a gay man. Daniel Molloy, who was a minor character in the book and film, is now a more present and active character. Claudia was aged until she was 14, and her story focuses on relentlessly appearing as a young teenager forever.

What about queen of the damned? (You know, the one with Aaliyah?)

There have been no adaptation announcements yet. queen of the damnedbut much of the lore and characterization of Lestat in the queen of the damned novel has made its way into Interview with the Vampire. AMC could choose to make a limited run of each book, or continue Interview with the Vampire through the rest of the Vampire Chronicles novels, just to keep it all in one place, while still using the most famous of the books for brand recognition. But this is AMC’s immortal universe, and the network could go either way.


Did io9 do episode recaps for Interview with the Vampire?

Sure!

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When is Interview with the Vampireis the second season coming out?

Probably late 2023, but that’s just a guess. There was no announcement and as of December 2022, the writers have been working on the scripts, so it is in the early stages of development.


When is Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches go out?

The eight-episode season will premiere on Sunday, January 8. This is the same programming slot previously occupied by Interview with the Vampire, breaking Badand The Walking Dead. There is also a trailer for the series! Check it out below.

ANNE RICE’S MAYFAIR WITCHES Trailer (2023) Alexandra Daddario, Series

What is the plot of The Mayfair Witch by Anne Rices?

The official synopsis says that Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches follows a neurosurgeon who discovers that she is the unlikely heir to a family of witches. She must deal with a sinister presence that has haunted her family for generations.

The show is based on Anne Rice’s trilogy of novels called The Lives of the Mayfair Witches. The three books include Witching Hour, Lasher, and Taltos.

Who is involved in The Witches of Mayfair?

The show is produced by Mark Johnson. Esta Spaulding (Masters of Sex, Become a God in Central Florida) and Michelle Ashford (Masters of Sex, The Pacific, John Adams) are both writers and executive producers of the series and co-showrunners. Cast members include Alexandra Daddario as main character Rowan Fielding, Jack Huston as Lasher, Tongayi Chirisa as Ciprien, and Harry Hamlin as Cortland Mayfair.

where can i watch The Witches of Mayfair?

The episodes will be available to stream on AMC+, and they will air weekly on Sunday nights on AMC, starting January 8.

What else comes out?

So glad you asked!! of a April 6 press releasewe obtain The Isle of Night and Obsessed with the vampire. These are released as digital originals via the Content Room, and we don’t have much more information than that below, although we’ll update this post as we go. we will learn more.

Also part of Anne Rice’s universe, The Isle of Night is a digital original on an exclusive resort like no other, open only from sunset to sunrise, catering to an exclusive clientele of vampires and mortals, with strict rules in place that still cannot prevent every night from turn into a near disaster. Based on elements by Anne Rice queen of the damnedit will be produced with Mark Johnson (who oversees the development of the entire Anne Rice universe) and his company Gran Via.

As AMC prepares for the premiere Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampireas its next franchise and universe later this year, Vampire Obsessed is a digital post-show companion to the scripted series that features a one-of-a-kind episode discussion with superfan insights into vampire looks, locations, design, and all things vampire culture. The series will be launched with Weekly Obsessions– a social content feature and a one-of-a-kind late-night shop, only open during vampire hours – and will culminate with the end of the first season Vampire Obsessed special, unpacking every obsession-worthy moment of the epic first season.

Will AMC actually make all of the Vampire Chronicles books?

Who knows! Certainly, the network has great ambitions. It’s a good possibility that he brings parts of various Vampire Chronicles novels into each Interview with the Vampire season.


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