When will the new season of this American gothic horror television series be released? Continue reading to find out more about
Interview With the Vampire Season 2.
The viewers have known that the vampire family intends to leave town after a significant Mardi Gras party since the premiere of “The Thing Lay Still,” the final episode of the first season. Claudia and Louis operate without Lestat’s knowledge. Louis changes everything when he adds a fresh component to the discussion in Dubai.
This ending has sparked much excitement among viewers as to how the story will unfold in the new season, spurring questions like, “When will fans be able to watch the second season?” Sadly, viewers who want to binge-watch the next season will have to wait a while, as the season will not be coming to AMC anytime soon.
So, if you are one of those who want to get clarity about what happens next in the beloved series, then look no further, as we’ve compiled all of the relevant information right here for you! To help you prepare before streaming the new season, here is everything you need to know about the release date, production status, cast, and plot, among other details.
Continue reading to learn more about Interview with the Vampire Season 2.
Interview with the Vampire Season 2: When is it expected to premiere?
Even though we know that Interview With the Vampire Season 2 will definitely return to the television screens, the fandom will have to wait for some time as no confirmation about the release date has been disclosed yet.
If you recall, the series was renewed for an eight-episode second season in September 2022, ahead of the premiere of its first season on October 2, 2022. Fortunately, the network has hinted that the second season is set to begin filming from April to August 2023, with most of the shoot taking place in Prague, which will stand for Paris.
Moreover, there are limited plans to also film in Paris and New Orleans. With this update, we can speculate that the new season is expected to be released sometime between mid to late 2023 exclusively on AMC and AMC+. The likely release window is speculated to be sometime around October 2023, just like the first season.
Of course, this is just conjecture that the next season might follow the same pattern and similar time frame. All these details will be verified once the production of the series wraps up on a timely schedule. In order to receive updates on when the show premieres, interested viewers can also enable notifications.
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— Anne Rice's Immortal Universe (@Immortal_AMC) September 28, 2022
Interview with the Vampire Season 2: What to expect?
The season will expand on a sensuous, contemporary reinvention of Anne 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).
Chafing at the limitations of life as a Black man in 1900s New Orleans, Louis finds it impossible to resist the rakish Lestat de Lioncourt’s offer of the ultimate escape: joining him as his vampire companion. But Louis’s intoxicating new powers come with a violent price, and the introduction of Lestat’s newest fledgling, the child vampire Claudia, soon sets them on a decades-long path of revenge and atonement.
Dan McDermott, president of original programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios, elaborated on their plans for the new season, stating, “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.”
In addition to this, while speaking about Interview with the Vampire Season 2, Sam Reid told Collider, quote, “Lestat goes to the naughty corner. I don’t know if that’s better for him, but he probably deserves it. It’s a hard lesson to learn when your husband kills you because you’ve been that terrible. That’s a pretty hectic lesson. But there is more pain to come.”
Moreover, Jones confirmed to Variety that Season Two will complete the novel, quoting, “Going forward, we are going to do things that are wildly loyal, and really try to squeeze out every beautiful piece of prose in that second half of the book—and we are going to do some other things the book didn’t do, mostly based on where the books go from here. Books two, three, and six really inform all the decisions we made in Season One, and a lot of the decisions we are making in Season Two.”
The main cast members who are expected to reprise their roles in the new season of Interview with the Vampire are as follows: Jacob Anderson as Louis de Pointe du Lac, Sam Reid as Lestat de Lioncourt, Eric Bogosian as Daniel Molloy, and Assad Zaman as Rashid/Armand among other recurring cast members as seen in the first season. The official casting announcements for season two began in March 2023.
It was confirmed that Ben Daniels is set to appear as a series regular to play Santiago, the leading thespian of the Theatre des Vampires “who grows increasingly suspicious of the American vampires Louis and Claudia.” At the end of the same month, Delainey Hayles joined the cast in a recasting, replacing Bailey Bass as Claudia for the second season due to “a variety of unforeseen circumstances.”
Bass issued her own statement by elaborating on the reasons for her exit. “Due to a variety of unforeseen circumstances I’m unable to return to Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire for the second season,” she said. “Playing Claudia has been a dream role and an incredible ride. I wish Delainey the best of luck in taking over. I cannot wait to watch it. I’m extremely appreciative of AMC, the producers, Jacob, Sam, the crew, and, of course, the wonderful fans.”
Interview with the Vampire Season 2 Episodes and Streaming Options
The upcoming season is confirmed to have a total of 8 episodes with an average runtime of 46 to 71 minutes, one more episode than it’s the prior season. On the other hand, the episode titles and synopsis of the series are not released by the network yet. It will publish those details when the episodes are due to air on the streaming service.
So, we would advise fans to be patient while waiting for these updates, which will be issued in the coming days, and binge-watch the first season to recall the events.
Episode 1: In Throes of Increasing Wonder: Louis de Pointe du Lac lives in 1910 New Orleans as executor-in-charge of his family’s fortune; when he meets the vampire Lestat, Louis’ life begins to unravel in otherworldly ways; in 2020, Louis tells his story to journalist Daniel Molloy.
Episode 2: After the Phantoms of Your Former Self: Beginning his life as a vampire, Louis learns the rules of vampirism from his maker and companion Lestat; Louis discovers increasing differences between himself and Lestat; in Dubai, Louis reveals more of his modern-day vampire lifestyle to Molloy.
Episode 3: Is My Very Nature That of the Devil: Louis continues his life as a businessman of Storyville; when an old friend comes to town, Louis’ relationship with Lestat is tested; Louis’ business intertwines with growing tensions in New Orleans, leading to a new chapter in Louis’ vampire life.
Episode 4: The Ruthless Pursuit of Blood With All a Child’s Demanding: Claudia’s transformation into a vampire teen completely changes Louis and Lestat’s lives; as Claudia asks more questions, Louis and Lestat are forced to confront questions about making a teen vampire; Claudia learns dark realities of her new life.
Episode 5: A Vile Hunger for Your Hammering Heart: Claudia leaves home for a college sojourn and to learn more about vampires; Louis and Lestat live through the Depression and receive surprising news from Louis’ sister; tensions in the family come to a boiling point when Claudia returns.
Episode 6: Like Angels Put in Hell by God: Lestat attempts to make amends with Louis; the vampire family decides to live together once more; a surprising action from Lestat leads the family to decide to leave New Orleans, once and for all; in Dubai, Molloy has a shocking realization.
Episode 7: The Thing Lay Still: The vampire family plans to leave town after a big Mardi Gras ball; Claudia and Louis operate outside of Lestat’s knowledge; in Dubai, Louis reveals a new element to the interview that changes everything.
When available, Interview With The Vampire Season 2, along with all the episodes of Season 1, will be available on AMC’s sister streaming service AMC+ following their cable premieres, depending on the viewers’ location and membership plans, which the users can choose from to renew their accounts and watch the series. So, it is time to renew your membership accounts and explore the vast catalog of the platform.
Interview with the Vampire Season 2: Is there any teaser or trailer?
The network has not released any new teasers or trailers for the upcoming season. In the meantime, check out the official trailer for the first season. It gained instant popularity and received critical acclaim. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 99% approval rating with an average rating of 8.2/10, based on 68 critic reviews.
The website’s critics’ consensus reads, “With a playful tone and an expansive sweep that allows Anne Rice’s gothic opus to mull like a chalice of blood, Interview with the Vampire puts a stake through concerns that this story couldn’t be successfully resurrected.” Metacritic assigned a score of 81 out of 100 based on 26 critics, indicating “universal acclaim.”
Take a look at the official trailer for Interview with the Vampire Season 1 below:
Catch up on the previous episodes while you wait for more Interview with the Vampire Season 2 updates.