AMC Networks announced some exciting updates on series within its expanding Anne Rice Immortal Universe. The critically acclaimed Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire returns for its second season on Sunday, May 12 on AMC and AMC+ with David Costabile (Breaking Bad, Billions, Suits) joining as a guest star.
Interview’s eight-episode second season, which wrapped production last year in Prague, Paris and New Orleans, the interview continues. In the year 2022, the vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson) recounts his life story to journalist Daniel Molloy (Eric Bogosian). Picking up from the bloody events in New Orleans in 1940 when Louis and teen fledgling Claudia (Delainey Hayles) conspired to kill the Vampire Lestat de Lioncourt (Sam Reid), Louis tells of his adventures in Europe, a quest to discover Old World Vampires and the Theatre Des Vampires in Paris, with Claudia. It is in Paris that Louis first meets the vampire Armand (Assad Zaman). Their courtship and love affair will prove to have devastating consequences both in the past and in the future, and Molloy will probe to get to the truths buried within the memories. Watch a teaser for Season 2 below:
Costabile joins the cast of Interview as a guest star in the role of “Leonard,” a seasoned TV personality who has a run-in with Molloy. Recurring guest stars this season include Roxane Duran (The White Ribbon, Riviera) as “Madeleine” and Bally Gill (Sherwood, Slow Horses) as “Real Rashid.” In addition to Anderson, Reid, Bogosian, Hayles and Zaman, the series stars Ben Daniels as “Santiago” and is executive produced by award-winning producer Mark Johnson, Showrunner Rolin Jones and Mark Taylor, with Christopher Rice and the late Anne Rice.
Additionally, the network is actively developing a potential third series in the franchise, written and executive produced by Oscar nominated John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side), based on the intriguing secret society, The Talamasca, featured in several of Rice’s iconic novels.
“The beloved world created by Anne Rice continues to be a vast and exciting source of story and character for us to explore, develop and bring to life on screen,” said Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios at AMC Networks. “We look forward to sharing second seasons of both Interview and Mayfair, two visually stunning productions that feature exciting new elements from Rice’s novels, with an audience and fanbase that have embraced these series and unforgettable characters from the beginning. Beyond the existing shows, we’re actively developing a potential third series in this expanding franchise, with the incomparable John Lee Hancock crafting a story based on Rice’s captivating Talamasca society.”