Filming on AMC’s Interview with the Vampire season 2 has been brought to a halt by the Screen Actors Guild strike
The second season of AMC’s Interview with the Vampire TV series has been filming primarily in Prague since April (with other locations including Paris and New Orleans) – but Deadline has been able to confirm that the production has now been halted due to the Screen Actors Guild strike. Some of the show’s stars are SAG, so filming won’t be able to resume until the strike has ended.
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 herself will be receiving executive producer credit as well.
Interview with the Vampire season 2 will consist of eight episodes. A premiere date has not yet been announced, and we’ll probably have to wait until the strike ends before AMC will be able to figure out when the show will be ready for the airwaves.
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