Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire, or simply Interview with the Vampire, is an American gothic horror and vampire television series created by Rolin Jones, based on Anne Rice’s 1976 novel of the same name.
It stars Jacob Anderson as Louis de Pointe du Lac, Sam Reid as the vampire and Louis’ lover Lestat de Lioncourt, Bailey Bass as the teenage vampire Claudia, Assad Zaman as Armand, and Eric Bogosian as journalist Daniel Molloy.
The series embraces Rice’s homosexual elements, which are only hinted at in the novel’s 1994 film adaptation. It is the first television series in Rice’s Immortal Universe.
Interview With the Vampire Season 2 Potential Release Date
While the release date for Interview with the Vampire Season 2 has yet to be announced, there is reason to believe it will arrive in time for next year’s Halloween season. Season 1 was filmed from December 2021 to April 2022, in time for an October 2022 premiere — could Season 2 follow suit?
Season 2 will have eight episodes, according to Variety. It’s also likely that, as with Season 1, you’ll be able to watch episodes a week early on AMC+.
What Plot Will Interview With the Vampire Season 2 Cover?
Interview with the Vampire was refreshingly open about the fate of Lestat, and it was similarly open about its plans for season 2. When the second season was announced, creator and showrunner Rolin Jones issued a statement to the press mentioning some important upcoming settings for the show:
“Bulgaria. Romania. Paris. (Oh, Paris! This is San Francisco. New Orleans, Louisiana Dubai. The Interview with the Vampire writing staff is honored, humbled, and eager to add more stamps to our vamps’ passport books. All hail our fearless network; we will do our best not to ruin it.”
Those who have seen Interview with the Vampire may recall that the story never travels to Bulgaria, Romania, or Paris. Instead, all of the action in the present is confined to San Francisco and Dubai, while the historical narrative remains in New Orleans. But don’t worry, those European locations are on their way.
The first season of Interview with the Vampire, as previously stated, covers roughly the first half of Rice’s first book. Based on the contents of the second half of said book, as well as Jones’ comments, it appears that season 2 will be spending time in Europe. With Lestat off the board (for the time being), Louis and Claudia will set sail for the Old World in search of more information about their vampiric cousins.
In the novel Interview with the Vampire, Louis and Claudia encounter some primitive and bestial vampires in Eastern Europe before settling down with some “civilized” vampires in Paris, where the novel’s climax occurs. We’ve already met one of those Parisian vampires, Armand (Assad Zaman), also known as the helper Rashid, whom Louis was attempting to pass off as human.
Armand belongs to the Théâtre des Vampires, a group of vampires who enjoy having fun with their kills. Despite Armand’s creative killing and Louis’s dislike of death, the two hit it off before some unfortunate events intervene. However, as evidenced by Armand’s presence in Louis’s life now, it’s clear that Interview with the Vampire is willing to make changes to this section of the story as needed.
Interview With the Vampire Season 2 Cast
The entire cast of Interview with the Vampire will return for Season 2, including Jacob Anderson as Louis de Pointe du Lac, Sam Reid as Lestat de Lioncourt, and Bailey Bass as Claudia.
“I am so honored to have gotten to play Claudia because I’ve done things in this show that I didn’t think I’d be able to do at this age, with the amount of experience I have in the film,” Bass recently told Bustle. “And I did it. And I’m like, starving for more.”
Yes, Louis and Claudia may have escaped Lestat’s toxic grasp by the end of Season 1, but it’s clear that Lestat did survive Claudia’s murder plot.
The titular interview between Louis and Daniel Molloy (Eric Bogosian) isn’t over yet, so you can expect to see more of the journalist in Season 2. And, of course, there’s the big reveal that Rashid (Assad Zaman) is actually the vampire Armand, whom Louis finally introduces as “the love of [his] life.” So expect to see more of that mysterious relationship in Season 2.
Interview With the Vampire Season 2 Trailer
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Interview With a Vampire 2022 a Sequel?
AMC Renewed Interview With the Vampire for a Second Season on September 28, 2022, Prior to the Series Premiere, Covering the Second Half of the Novel, Bringing the Series to a Total of Fifteen Episodes.
How Old is Lestat in Interview With the Vampire?
I’ve Never Felt So Close to Him. If You’re Wondering, Lestat Was 159 Years Old When the Three of Them Lived Together, Not 160 as Louis Claims. Claudia Was 5 Years Old in the Book.
Was the Vampire Lestat Made Into a Film?
Parts of the Vampire Lestat and the Queen of the Damned Were Loosely Adapted Into the 2002 Film Queen of the Damned. The Film Was Deemed a Critical Failure and Disappointed Some Viewers.