On Monday, Variety announced that director Alan Taylor will helm the first two episodes of the upcoming AMC series Interview With the Vampire, based on the novel of the same name by Anne Rice. Taylor was also hired as one of the executive producers for season one. The first season will consist of eight episodes.
According to Variety, Taylor directed several episodes of the AMC series Mad Men, including the pilot episode. In 2007, he won an Emmy for best direction work on The Sopranos. Taylor has worked on other acclaimed television shows including Sex and the City, Boardwalk Empire, The West Wing, and Lost. He even directed several episodes of the renowned HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones, including the episode “Baelor” when Ned Stark is beheaded under Joffrey Baratheon’s orders, writes Winter is Coming.
Taylor also has admirable experience directing for the film industry as well. His film credits include Thor: The Dark World, Terminator: Genisys, and The Many Saints of Newark, an upcoming Sopranos prequel.
Dan McDermott (the president of original programming at AMC Networks and AMC Studios) stated, “Alan Taylor is a legendary director and someone we have real history with, going back to the first episode of Mad Men.” He adds, “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.”
Variety reports Interview With the Vampire is expected to debut on AMC and AMC Plus in 2022, as of right now. The article states “Rolin Jones will serve as a writer, executive producer, and showrunner on the series.” Mark Johnson, Anne Rice, and Christopher Rice will also all serve as executive producers.