A Classic Tale Gets a Modern, Bloodthirsty Twist in Interview With the Vampire Trailer

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Get ready to sink your teeth in.

In an E! News exclusive look at the trailer for Anne Rice's Interview With the Vampire, premiering Oct. 2 on AMC, the classic story gets a sexy, stylish reimagining.

"I offer, for your journalistic pleasures, my life story," Louis de Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson) tells Daniel Molloy (Eric Bogosian) in the trailer.

Jacob takes over the role played by Brad Pitt in the 1994 film, based on Rice's 1974 novel of the same name.

While the series obviously draws major inspiration from the original story, it pushes the gothic horror tale in new directions.

"Chafing at the limitations of life as a Black man in 1900s New Orleans," the network teased, "Louis finds it impossible to resist the rakish Lestat de Lioncourt's (Sam Reid) offer of the ultimate escape: joining him as his vampire companion."

Sam steps into the role played by Tom Cruise in the film.

The trailer shows how Louis was captivated by the alluring—and arousing—presence of Lestat, who Louis calls "my murderer, my mentor, my lover and my maker."

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As Louis and Lestat become neck-biting buddies, the stakes (vampire pun!) get raised.

"Louis's intoxicating new powers come with a violent price," according to AMC, "and the introduction of Lestat's newest fledgling, the child vampire Claudia (Bailey Bass), soon sets them on a decades-long path of revenge and atonement."

Claudia's well-being and safety becomes the responsibility of Louis, who says in the trailer, "I could not save myself, but I could save her."

Kirsten Dunst played the role of Claudia in the film, her breakout role which earned her a Golden Globe nomination in 1995. However, in the series, Claudia is now a teenager instead of a child, like in the movie and novel.

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Get ready for a bloody good time when Anne Rice's Interview With the Vampire premieres Oct. 2 at 10 p.m. on AMC, with the first two episodes available on AMC+ that same night.

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