AMC Networks announced today the renewal of Anne Rice’s ”Interview with the Vampire” for a second season, ahead of the new series’ anticipated debut on AMC and AMC+ on Sunday, October 2.
A sensuous, contemporary adaptation of Rice’s revolutionary gothic novel, Anne Rice’s ”Interview with the Vampire” follows Louis de Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson), Lestat de Lioncourt (Sam Reid) and Claudia’s (Bailey Bass) epic story of love, blood, and the perils of immortality, as told to journalist Daniel Molloy (Eric Bogosian). The 8-episode second season will be set in Europe with Oscar and Emmy Award-winning producer Mark Johnson (”Breaking Bad”, ”Better Call Saul”, ”Halt and Catch Fire”, ”Rectify”) and Showrunner Rolin Jones (”Perry Mason”, ”Friday Night Lights”) executive producing.
“The scope and breadth of this show, and what Mark and Rolin have delivered, is just stupendous. They have rendered the rich and vibrant world of Anne Rice’s Interview in a wonderful way, and we’re incredibly proud. From the set build, to production design, costumes and more — no detail was overlooked. This stellar cast deliver powerful performances that emotionally connect us to these characters and their humanity,” said Dan McDermott, president of original programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios. “We look forward to sharing the final product of this extraordinary effort with audiences in just a few short days and are thrilled that this story will continue. This is only the beginning of an entire Universe featuring enthralling stories and characters that capture the spirit of Anne Rice’s amazing work.”
Said Johnson: “The opportunity to revisit the passionate and shocking world of Louis, Lestat and Claudia is irresistible. We will happily walk through the doorway that AMC has so kindly opened for us and deliver a season two that takes full advantage of the wonders bestowed upon us by Anne Rice.”
Said Jones: “Bulgaria. Romania. Paris. (Ah Paris!) San Francisco. New Orleans. Dubai. The writing staff of Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire is honored, humbled, and hungry to add more stamps to our vamps’ passport books. All praises be to our fearless network, we shall endeavor not to screw it up.”
The company will also launch an ”Interview with the Vampire” Podcast, hosted by writer/comedian/vampire-enthusiast Naomi Ekperigin, with the first preview episode available today. Each week, Ekperigin will be joined by the actors and writers behind the show – unpacking the twists and turns of every episode. Podcast episodes will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes stories from the set and writers’ room and take a deep dive on the history of the vampire genre with horror experts sharing how the vampire lore has changed and morphed over time – and what has compelled us to follow these terrifying, seductive creatures across centuries. New podcast episodes are available each week wherever you get your podcasts following new episodes of Interview with the Vampire on AMC and AMC+. The AMC+ ”Interview with the Vampire” Podcast is produced by AMC in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios.
AMC Networks acquired the rights to Rice’s iconic works, encompassing 18 titles including ”The Vampire Chronicles” and ”The Lives Of The Mayfair Witches” series, in 2020 with ”Interview” as the first title to be developed and greenlit to series. The second series, Anne Rice’s ”Mayfair Witches”, starring Alexandra Daddario, Jack Huston, Tongayi Chirisa and Harry Hamlin and executive produced by Johnson, Showrunner Esta Spalding (”Masters of Sex”), Writer Michelle Ashford (”Masters of Sex”), Director Michael Uppendahl and Jeff Freilich, is set to debut in January.