It’s October, and the vamps are all here. AMC’s Interview With the Vampire series just found its Claudia.

Bailey Bass (Avatar sequels) rounds out the core cast as the youngest vampire. She joins previously cast Sam Reid as Lestat and Jacob Anderson as Louis.

The upcoming AMC series adapts Anne Rice’s popular book series, previously adapted into a 1994 feature film. In the film, a young Kirsten Dunst played the role of Claudia, an orphan child-turned-vampire by Lestat (Tom Cruise) and Louis (Brad Pitt) in New Orleans.

Though only one season has been confirmed, there’s a good chance fans will see a lot more vampire content bleed into the AMC lineup. The network actually acquired the rights to all of Rice’s Vampire Chronicles novels.

Rolin Jones (Perry Mason) will serve as showrunner and writer on Interview With the Vampire. Anne and Christopher Rice also board the project as non-writing executive producers.

“In 1973, a grieving mother and extraordinary writer began what would become the finest Vampire novel ever written, all respects to Mr. Stoker,” Jones said. “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.”

Breaking Bad’s Mark Johnson also executive produces the series.

“The challenge of adapting for television the groundbreaking and immensely compelling work of Anne Rice is both intimidating and exhilarating,” Johnson said. “Having previously produced films from such singular works, 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.”

Interview With the Vampire received an eight-episode first season order from AMC, with plans to premiere in 2022. 

Source: Deadline