AMC has released a clip from Interview with the Vampire season 2 that gives a preview of Delainey Hayles’ performance as Claudia
After a brief halt in production, AMC was able to secure “significant agreements” with the SAG-AFTRA actors union that allowed them to continue filming Interview with the Vampire season 2 (as well as the Walking Dead spin-offs Daryl Dixon and The Ones Who Live), keeping the show on track for its 2024 premiere. Now AMC has released a clip from Interview with the Vampire season 2 that largely focuses on a conversation between Louis and a vampire from the Theatre des Vampires, but also gives a glimpse of Delainey Hayles as Claudia, a character who was played by Bailey Bass in the first season. And it allows Claudia to participate in a vampire feast.
Bass had to drop out of the Claudia role due to “a variety of unforeseen circumstances”.
Anne Rice’s novel Interview with the Vampire centers on the vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac as he relates the story of his life to a reporter, in particular how he was turned into a vampire and then mentored by Lestat de Lioncourt.
The AMC version stars Sam Reid (The Newsreader) as Lestat; Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones) as his companion Louis de Pointe du Lac; Assad Zaman (Small Axe) as Rashid, Louis’ companion in present day; newcomer Kalyne Coleman as Louis’ sister Grace; Christian Robinson (Power Book III: Raising Kanan) as Levi, an upstanding Baptist who has won Grace’s heart; and Eric Bogosian (Talk Radio) as Daniel Molloy, an investigative journalist nearing the end of his career who’s given a second chance at the interview of a lifetime. For season 2, Ben Daniels (Foundation) joins the cast as the vampire Santiago.
Alan Taylor, who directed the Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark, executive produces Interview with the Vampire and directed the first two episodes of the show. Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul producer Mark Johnson is overseeing the building of AMC’s Vampire Chronicles franchise. Rolin Jones, co-creator and showrunner on the first season of the HBO series Perry Mason, is the creator, showrunner, and writer of the Interview with the Vampire series. Jones and Johnson executive produce the show alongside Taylor. Anne Rice’s son Christopher Rice is also on board as executive producer, and Rice receives an executive producer credit as well.
Interview with the Vampire season 2 will consist of eight episodes. A specific premiere date has not yet been announced.
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