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Interview with the Vampire Season 2: Trailer, Cast, Latest News, and Everything You Need to Know

In case you haven't heard, memory is the monster

Allison Picurro

A second trailer for Interview with the Vampire Season 2 has arrived, and it's — to borrow the series' descriptor of choice — a monster. May 12 can't come soon enough, but this extended look at what's to come might just hold us over in the meantime.

There's still so much more ground to cover from Anne Rice's book series, and we'll update this post as we learn more. Here's everything we know about Interview with the Vampire Season 2 so far.

Jacob Anderson and Delainey Hayles, Interview with the Vampire

Jacob Anderson and Delainey Hayles, Interview with the Vampire

Larry Horricks/AMC

Interview with the Vampire Season 2 trailers and clips

"I want to tell the real story," Louis (Jacob Anderson) claims in the second trailer for Interview with the Vampire Season 2, released March 31. We'll find out how true that is in May, but until then we can all pore over all this new footage. From Lestat (Sam Reid) on stage to Claudia's (Delainey Hayles) induction into Armand's (Assad Zaman) coven, we've got plenty to theorize about.

On March 19, AMC released the first extended trailer for Interview with the Vampire Season 2. The three and a half minute trailer is a mini epic in itself, giving us a look at everything from the addition of Armand into Louis and Daniel's interview to Lestat furiously eating paper to a brief appearance from a new character played by none other than Justin Kirk. And that's just scratching the surface.

A teaser trailer was previously released on Feb. 6. In it, Daniel poses the question everyone wants to know heading into Season 2: "What happened next?" The teaser also features an interesting exchange between Claudia and Louis, as she asks him to consider who he would be without her — and who he would have been without Lestat.

In October 2023, AMC dropped the first extended look at Season 2 of Interview with the Vampire, which finds Louis and Claudia arriving in France alongside the Théâtre des Vampires troupe, led by Armand and Santiago (Ben Daniels).

In July 2023, AMC released the first teaser trailer for Season 2 at San Diego Comic-Con. In it, we get a look at the pivotal Paris chapter of Louis' life, where he and Claudia find themselves involved with the legendary Théâtre des Vampires.

Interview with the Vampire Season 2 release date

Interview with the Vampire Season 2 will premiere on Sunday, May 12 on AMC and AMC+. 

Interview with the Vampire Season 2 cast

David Costabile will appear in Season 2 as a guest star, playing Leonard, a "seasoned TV personality." Costabile joins recurring guest stars Roxane Duran as Madeleine, an important figure in Claudia's life from Rice's book series, and Bally Gill as Real Rashid. (Fans will certainly remember that "Rashid" was the alias given to Armand in Season 1.)

Bailey Bass announced in March 2023 that she will not return as Claudia for Season 2, with Delainey Hayles set to replace her into the role. "Due to a variety of unforeseen circumstances I'm unable to return to Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire for the second season," Bass 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. I'm extremely appreciative of AMC, the producers, Jacob, Sam, the crew and, of course, the wonderful fans." 

News of Bass' departure came after the announcement that Ben Daniels will join as a series regular in Season 2. Daniels is set to play Santiago, a member of the French Theatre des Vampires who grows suspicious of the Louis and Claudia. He joins returning players Jacob Anderson, Sam Reid, and Eric Bogosian. Expect Assad Zaman to play a bigger role in Season 2, now that we officially know his character's true identity as the vampire Armand, one of the most important figures from Rice's books.

Sam Reid, Interview with the Vampire

Sam Reid, Interview with the Vampire

Larry Horricks/AMC

How to watch Interview with the Vampire

Season 1 of Interview with the Vampire is available to stream on AMC+.