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'Interview with the Vampire' Season 2 coming to AMC in May

Jacob Anderson plays Lestat on "Interview with the Vampire." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Jacob Anderson plays Lestat on "Interview with the Vampire." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Interview with the Vampire will return for a second season in May.

AMC shared a premiere date, May 12, and teaser trailer for Season 2 of the dark fantasy series Tuesday at the Television Critics' Association Press Tour.

Interview with the Vampire is based on the Anne Rice novel of the same name. The show takes place in 2022 as the vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson) recounts his life in early 20th century New Orleans in an interview with journalist Daniel Molloy (Eric Bogosian).

Sam Reid, Assad Zaman and Delainey Hayles also star. David Costabile will join the cast in Season 2 as Leonard, a seasoned TV personality who has a run-in with Molloy.

The new season will see Louis (Anderson) recall his adventures in Europe, including his quest to find Old World Vampires and the Theatre Des Vampires in Paris.

Alexandra Daddario attends the Academy Museum Gala in 2022. File Photo by Mike Goulding/UPI
Alexandra Daddario attends the Academy Museum Gala in 2022. File Photo by Mike Goulding/UPI

AMC also announced that Mayfair Witches, a series based on Rice's Lives of the Mayfair Witches book trilogy, has begun production on an eight-episode second season in New Orleans.

Mayfair Witches centers on Rowan Fielding (Alexandra Daddario), a neurosurgeon who learns she is the heir to a family of powerful witches. The character must contend with the demon Lasher (Jack Huston), a presence that has haunted her family for generations.

Alyssa Jirrels will join the Season 2 cast as a series regular, with Ted Levine to appear as a recurring guest star and Thora Birch as a guest star. Jirrels will play Moira Mayfair, Rowan's cousin and a mind reader, with Levine as Julien Mayfair, Cortland's (Harry Hamlin) father, and Birch as Gifford Mayfair, "a tarot card reader and wannabe-bohemian."

In addition, AMC said it is developing a potential third series based on the Talamasca, a secret society featured in several of Rice's novels. The show is written and executive produced by John Lee Hancock.

"The beloved world created by Anne Rice continues to be a vast and exciting source of story and character for us to explore, develop and bring to life on screen," AMC president of entertainment Dan McDermott said.