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AMC chief Dan McDermott has enormous plans for an upcoming deliberate universe primarily based across the novels of vampire author Anne Rice, with plans to show it into the following hottest franchise a la Harry Potter or Spider-man.
Mcdermott known as it “the biggest venture we’ve ever embarked upon from the ground up,” in response to Variety. The first present, meant to behave as an introduction and cornerstone of the universe, can be a TV adaptation of Rice’s 1976 novel Interview With The Vampire.
AMC has excessive hopes that the present will take off and permit for a collection of follow-ups. The deal AMC has with Rice entails content material from 18 of her books and was struck in May of 2020.
“I envision us getting five to seven series over the next five or six years up on their feet, each one running four to six seasons, with primary main characters featuring significant stars that will get our universe up and on its feet for the next five to 10 years,” he mentioned.
Besides Interview, AMC can also be presently producing Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches, one other one in all her well-known books. Rice penned the take care of AMC in 2020 and sadly handed away in December of 2021. That present will premiere shortly after Interview, McDermott mentioned.
“You have to develop supporting characters underneath those significant leads that can, and this is a process of discovery, some of these are in the books, some of these might be new characters, some of these might be characters that you have a small role and the books but would be created to have an oversize impact in a series, but that can ultimately after two or three seasons, or four seasons, spinoff and become the lead of their own series. And then then you really start having fun, because then you then you can start pulling characters from different shows.”
He additionally mentioned he understands the challenges of taking such large swings when it comes AMC attempting to compete with different networks.
“We’re not competing with any of those other streamers. We’re complementary with them. Our value proposition is we aspire to be the best platform in the world at delivering premium marquee content for adults. That’s the only lane we swim in. We don’t do kids. We don’t do animation, sports, news, all that sort of stuff. We just want to live in the world of premium marquee content for adults.”
With the money machine Walking Dead coming to an finish, it is sensible that AMC would wish to get one other enormous franchise. He mentioned area of interest programming is changing into the factor that AMC is understood for, with reveals that “don’t go broad but they do go incredibly deep.”
There’s no premiere date but for Interview, nevertheless it’s anticipated someday within the fall.