Vyšehrad fortress. Photo: Facebook / Praha Vyšehrad

‘Interview with the Vampire’ shooting at Prague’s Vyšehrad complex

The second season of AMC’s Interview with a Vampire has been shooting across historic locations in Prague over the past month, and this week production will move to another one: the historic Vyšehrad complex in Prague 2, a 10th-century landmark that offers stunning views of the city center.

Interview with the Vampire has previously filmed by the Church of Our Lady before Týn adjacent to Old Town Square, and in the area of Hradčanské náměstí and Loretánské náměstí by Prague Castle. Filming just wrapped over the weekend on streets in the vicinity of the upper part of Karlovo náměstí in Prague 2.

Portions of the main road leading through the Vyšehrad complex have been reserved for the production from this morning through Thursday. If the shoot follows a similar path as previous location work in Prague, filming is likely to take place on June 13 and June 14 during the night hours.

Photo: Jason Pirodsky
Photo: Jason Pirodsky

According to earlier casting calls, scenes for Interview with the Vampire shot at Vyšehrad will involve a sequence where the surroundings freeze and the main characters move through time. Casting agencies specifically recruited extras with experience as living sculptures and others comfortable standing completely still for long periods of time to appear in this scene.

Location shooting for Interview with the Vampire in Prague has almost exclusively taken place during the night hours, which makes sense given that the main characters in series are vampires. Still, onlookers passing by filming locations during the day have had the chance to see props used in the series including Parisian street signs. Prague is standing in for the French capital for the production.

Later this month, production for Interview with the Vampire will move back to areas by Prague Castle previously utilized for filming. The historic Loreta Monastery appears to be a featured location. For previous scenes shot in this area, the production did the city of Prague a favor by cleaning up graffiti and posters from walls on side streets.

Photo: Jason Pirodsky
Photo: Jason Pirodsky

Based on the Anne Rice novel that was previously turned into a 1994 film starring Tom Cruise and Brad PittInterview with the Vampire stars Sam Reid as the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt and Jacob Anderson as Louis de Pointe du Lac. Delainey HaylesEric BogosianAssad Zaman, and Ben Daniels also feature among the main cast for season 2.

Interview with the Vampire is one of three major TV series shooting in Prague this summer, with the third season of Amazon Studios’ The Wheel of Time shooting at Jordan Studios in Letňany the third season of Apple TV+’s Foundation also now shooting.

The series is also the second major vampire production to be filmed in Prague this year after Robert Eggers‘ Nosferatu, starring Bill Skarsgård and Willem Dafoe, which wrapped in May following three-month shoot.

The second season of AMC’s Interview with the Vampire is slated to film in Prague through the end of August.

Lead photo: Facebook / Praha Vyšehrad

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Jason Pirodsky

Jason Pirodsky

Jason Pirodsky has been writing about the Prague film scene and reviewing films in print and online media since 2005. A member of the Online Film Critics Society, you can also catch his musings on life in Prague at expats.cz and tips on mindfulness sourced from ancient principles at MaArtial.com.

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