- Interview with the Vampire season two premieres on Sunday, May 12; updates to the rest of Anne Rice’s Immortal Universe have also been unveiled.
- Ted Levine of The Silence of the Lambs and Monk fame is joining season two of the Mayfair Witches.
- AMC is expanding Anne Rice’s Immortal Universe with not only a second season of Mayfair Witches, but also a potential third series based on the Talamasca.
“Evil is always possible —and goodness is eternally difficult.” The immortal creation of author Anne Rice, Lestat de Lioncourt (Sam Reid), finds himself betrayed and seemingly killed by fellow bloodsuckers Louis de Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson) and Claudia (Bailey Bass) at the conclusion of AMC’s first season of Interview with the Vampire. And during the Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour, the season two release date was revealed (per Deadline). And fans can also check out these first-look images to whet their appetites before the show returns on Sunday, May 12 (below):
The TCA presentation also revealed that David Costabile of Billions, Breaking Bad and Suits fame will join season two as guest star during the eight-episode season storyline. And Roxane Duran, as the diehard fans already know, has joined season two to play the integral role of Madeleine.
Madeleine is a key contributor to Louis and Claudia’s time in Paris, which happens in the second half of Rice’s Interview with the Vampire novel. Bally Gill also appears as a guest star, and he will portray the real Rashid.
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Anne Rice’s Immortal Universe Expands
Season two of Interview with the Vampire, which was shot on location in New Orleans, Paris and Prague, has officially wrapped production. But there is even more to come from the late author Anne Rice’s Immortal Universe, which appears on AMC and AMC+. In fact, AMC not only updated the Mayfair Witches season two, but news of the series based on the Talamasca even came up at the TCA presentation.
Production on the eight-episode second season of the Mayfair Witches is off and running in New Orleans, and Alexandra Daddario returns in the lead role of Rowan Fielding. Ted Levine of The Silence of the Lambs and Monk fame is joining the witchy fun as a recurring guest star, while Thora Birch (Hocus Pocus, American Beauty, Now and Then) has also signed on as a guest star.
Release Date January 8, 2023
Studio AMC Studios, Gran Via Productions
Alyssa Jirrels joins the Mayfair Witches as a series regular in season two, and the actress plays Rowan’s cousin: Moira Mayfair. Levine and Birch will also portray Mayfairs: Julien and Gifford respectively. Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, a release date for season two hasn’t been announced yet.
Lastly, the President of Entertainment and AMC Studios at AMC Networks, Dan McDermott, provided an update for the third series, which is based on the Talamasca appearing in Rice’s written works. McDermott said (via The Hollywood Reporter):
“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.”
McDermott also said:
“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. 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.”
Interview with the Vampire can be seen on AMC and AMC+ beginning Sunday, May 12.
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