AMC’s Interview with the Vampire series has its first director, Alan Taylor. Taylor has directed episodes from Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, Mad Men, and Sex and the City. I loved Mad Men and Game of Thrones seasons one through seven. Season eight can suck brick and I wonder if the director is glad he wasn’t involved. I did enjoy The Sopranos, but I never finished it. Taylor has done great work and I’m excited to see what he does with this series. Interview with the Vampire, is based off of Anne Rice’s first novel with the same name from her The Vampire Chronicles franchise. Interview with the Vampire was also a movie made in 1994.
Alan Taylor will be directing the first two episodes for the AMC series. Also, he will be an executive producer. Interview with the Vampire will have eight episodes and will most likely be released in 2022. It feels like a long wait, but I’m sure time will fly fast.
Dan McDermott, AMC Networks and AMC Studios’ president of original programming, shared with Variety:
Alan Taylor is a legendary director and someone we have real history with, going back to the first episode of ‘Mad Men,’ an hour of exquisitely crafted television that propelled our company in a new direction to become a force in original programming. We are assembling a true dream team of talent on ‘Interview with the Vampire,’ from Rolin Jones to Mark Johnson and now with the addition of Alan, a director with a body of work that could basically break IMDb, not to mention Anne Rice’s extraordinary stories and characters, which have captivated so many millions of fans from around the world. We are so excited to be where we are on this series, and there is so much more to come.
Other executive producers for the series are Anne Rice, Christopher Rice, Mark Johnson, and Rolin Jones. Jones is also writer and showrunner for Interview with the Vampire.
What are your thoughts on Alan Taylor directing for the series? Who do you think AMC should pick for the other six episodes? Let me know in the comments.