Interview with the Vampirea AMC’s new series based on Anne Rice’s novel of the same name has just been renewed for a 2nd season. The sequel will be set in Europe and was announced before season 1 even aired. The show is set to premiere on October 2 on North American TV and streaming.
With Jacob Anderson as Louis de Pointe du Lac, Sam Reid as Lestat de Lioncourt, Bailey Bass as Claudia and Eric Bogosian as Daniel Molloy, the series – whose original work has already been adapted for cinema with the right to Brad Pitt as Louis and Tom Cruise as Lestat – is produced by Rolin Jones – also showrunner – and Mark Johnson.
Dan McDermott, AMC executive, said the network is proud of the final product: “From set construction to production design, costumes and more – no detail has been overlooked. This stellar cast delivers powerful performances that emotionally connect us to these characters and their humanity”.
According to him, the network is eager to share the final product with the public and excited for the story to continue. “This is just the beginning of an entire universe of stories and characters that capture the spirit of Anne Rice’s incredible work,” said McDermott.
According to the showrunner, the series already has confirmed sequels in Bulgaria and Romania, and in Paris, San Francisco, New Orleans and Dubai.
AMC is betting big on Anne Rice’s works; Besides Interview with the Vampirethe broadcaster is also developing The Vampire Chronicles and The Lives of the Mayfair Witches.
According to Jacob Anderson, Louis, his character, is different from the novel. In an interview with The Root, Anderson said the character, in the series, has “more backbone” than his novel counterpart. “He’s more likely to fight Lestat,” the actor added.
Anderson also said that Louis’ race is very important to the story – and that he’s not worried about any backlash. “I love playing Louis. I love playing this version of Louis,” said Anderson, who said he was very proud that the character was black in this adaptation.
In Brazil, AMC programming is broadcast on cable TV and the series are also available on the Star+ streaming platform.