AMC's Interview With The Vampire Series Finds Its Director

Anne Rice's 1976 novel "Interview with the Vampire" is still proving to be compelling source material for adaptations over four decades later. Already the foundation for the 1994 film adaptation of the same name starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, the story is receiving a second life with AMC. In May of 2020, Variety reported that AMC had acquired the rights to two of Rice's book series — "The Vampire Chronicles" (of which "Interview" is the first of the series) and "The Lives of the Mayfair Witches." Over a year later, in June of 2021, the same publication followed up with a report that AMC had greenlit the first project of their acquisition: a series based on "Interview with the Vampire."

The story of "Interview with Vampire" follows a vampire named Louis de Pointe du Lac, who is over 200 years old, as he recounts his life to a reporter. The upcoming AMC show will be eight episodes long and is due to premiere sometime in 2022 on AMC and AMC+.

Very little is known about the project so far, so fans of the Rice or of the original film are likely chomping at the bit for new information to be revealed about the upcoming series. Well, lucky for those enthusiastic viewers, we just found another exciting detail about the project — its director, Alan Taylor.

Veteran drama director Alan Taylor will helm the upcoming series

As reported by Variety, Alan Taylor will direct the first two episodes of "Interview with the Vampire," as well as serve as an executive producer for the season.

Taylor has been directing since the 1990s and has racked up plenty of experience helming drama television shows, per IMDb. From 1999 to 2007, he directed a total of nine episodes of the highly acclaimed HBO drama "The Sopranos." Continuing with HBO, he took on seven episodes of "Game of Thrones" during its run, including episodes such as the penultimate Season 1 episode "Baelor" and Season 7's "Beyond the Wall." The director has even worked with AMC before, as he directed four episodes of one of the channel's most popular shows, "Mad Men," from 2007 to 2008. Taylor's next directorial project set to be released is "The Many Saints of Newark," a prequel film to "The Sopranos," which is slated to premiere on HBO on October 1, 2021.

With Taylor's extensive resume, it seems AMC made a fitting choice for the upcoming "Interview with the Vampire" series.