AMC Networks has renewed ‘Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire’ for a second season.
This announcement comes just days before the series premiere on AMC and AMC+ on October 2.
While details of the second season are of course being kept under wraps to avoid spoilers, executive producer Mark Johnson said:
“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.”
The 8-episode second season will be set in Europe, and continue the “epic story of love, blood, and the perils of immortality.”
The second season will see Johnson and first season showrunner Rolin Jones return.
The stars Jacob Anderson, Sam Reid, and Eric Bogosian will return besides Bailey Bass, who is playing child vampire Claudia.
The novel was previously adapted into the 1994 movie starring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise.
The series is based on the 1976 gothic horror vampire novel of the same name by Anne Rice. The novel was previously adapted into the 1994 movie. Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Christian Slate, and Kirsten Dunst were the protagonists of the film.
It details the life of a centuries-old Vampire as told to a journalist interviewing him. The story centers on the vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson). He chronicles for a journalist (Eric Bogosian), his early life as a mortal man, and his eventual transmutation. And about his relationship with vampire Lestat de Lioncourt (Sam Reid).
Anne Rice’s Interview With The Vampire | Official Trailer | AMC
The first episode is available now on all podcast platforms.
AMC Networks is also launching a companion podcast alongside the series, hosted by Naomi Ekperigin.
Joined by members of the cast and writing team, she will unpack each breathtaking episode.
Naomi Ekperigin is a writer, comedian, and self-proclaimed “vampire-enthusiast.”
‘Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire’ premieres on AMC and AMC+ on October 2.