Production on the second season of AMC’s Interview with the Vampire is officially underway in Prague, with cameras rolling on the series since early last week. The lengthy Prague shoot will run across the next five months, wrapping on August 31.
The second season of Interview with the Vampire is set in WWII-era Paris, which Prague will stand in for. The Czech capital will also play other locations for the second season, including potentially New Orleans, which is where the first season was largely set and shot.
Interview with the Vampire is currently shooting at Prague’s renowned Barrandov Studio. Look for the production to shoot on location throughout the streets of Prague, standing in 1930s Paris, later this summer, along with other potential locations in the Czech Republic.
The series is the second straight vampire-themed project to film at Barrandov Studio, following the production of Robert Eggers‘ Nosferatu, starring Bill Skarsgård and Willem Dafoe. Nosferatu is currently filming on location in the Czech Republic through May.
Interview with the Vampire is based on the popular novel by Anne Rice, which was previously adapted into a 1994 film of the same name starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and a young Kirsten Dunst in the primary roles of immortal vampires Lestat, Louis, and Claudia.
Those roles were filled by Sam Reid, Jacob Anderson, and Bailey Bass in the first season of AMC’s Interview with the Vampire, with Reid and Anderson returning for season two. In a surprise announcement last week, however, AMC announced that Claudia had been recast, with Delainey Hayles replacing Bass.
The previous season of Interview with the Vampire covered the first half of Rice’s book, with the second season primed to cover the events of the latter half. As numerous other Rice novels feature the same characters, however, this second season is not necessarily the last for the series.
The first season of Interview with the Vampire was a big hit with both critics and audiences, racking up a 99% critics’ score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 74% audience rating.
If you live in Prague and are interested in becoming an extra for season two of Interview with the Vampire over the next few months, you can register through the local casting agency Extrafilms. Specific casting calls were sent out for actors with missing limbs.
A release date for season two of Interview with the Vampire has not been set by AMC, but based on its production dates a window of early-to-mid 2024 seems likely.