‘Interview With The Vampire’ Still Has “A Lot To Explore”

by Thomas Tuna

The vampires have an appetite for more.

Interview with the Vampire–AMC’s adaptation of the 1976 Anne Rice horror classic–is wrapping up its first season this weekend, but one of its stars is looking forward to more macabre adventures yet to come.

The series–created by Rolin Jones–follows Louis (Jacob Anderson), his “maker” Lestat (Sam Reid) and Claudia (Bailey Bass) in an “epic story of love, blood and the perils of immortality.” And Anderson recently told comicbook.com that the show–which has already been renewed for an eight-episode second season–is just hitting its stride.

In discussing the show and its characters, Anderson described Lestat as “a very brutal character, and Louis can be very cruel as well. We still have a lot to explore with all these characters and to bring more context and understanding to who they are and why they are the way they are.”

Anderson added that he doesn’t believe “you have to love every character or agree with everything that a character does in order to enjoy watching him. There is an inevitability to the violence. If that violence is turned on strangers, it can be turned inwards and it can be turned toward people who are right beside you. And it’s painful–and it should be painful.”

Dan McDermott of AMC praised the “scope and breadth” of the series. The cast and crew have “rendered the rich and vibrant world of Anne Rice in a wonderful way,” he said. “We’re thrilled that this story will continue. This is only the beginning of an entire universe featuring enthralling stories and characters.”

The series also stars Eric Bogosian as the interviewer Daniel Molloy, Assad Zaman as Rashid and Kalyne Coleman as Grace, Louis’ sister.

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on the second season of Interview with the Vampire on AMC.


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