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Interview With the Vampire Season 2 Will Have ‘Surprises’ According to Jacob Anderson

Interview With the Vampire Season 2 Will Have ‘Surprises’ According to Jacob Anderson

Interview With the Vampire AMC TV Show
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Season 2 of the show takes the vampires to Paris.

Get ready to see Paris from a vampire’s-eye-view!

The end of season one of AMC’s Interview With the Vampire saw Louis and Claudia leaving their New Orleans home to France following their betrayal of the third member of their vampire family, Lestat.

Jacob Anderson, who plays Louis, has now opened up to Entertainment Weekly about what he’s looking forward to in the next season, and what we can expect to see.

“The theme of season 2 is this idea of memory is a monster, and how memory and guilt can follow you around,” Anderson told EW. “When we meet Claudia and Louis in season 2, they're dealing with the psychological and literal repercussions of what they did together. With Louis, you definitely get a sense there was some hesitance on his part — he didn't really go through with it, he pulled back from the decision at the last minute, because he is very in love with this fellow monster. That creates tension between the two of them, Louis and Claudia, that they weren't exactly on the same page, so for those two to be together now in an unfamiliar territory creates a lot of drama.”

“There are things that I can't talk about in this season that were really challenging and really shocking to me, and I've learned a lot of things about Louis and myself,” he added. “Another big theme in the show is that of endurance and resilience, and because of what Louis is experiencing this season, I've definitely learned that my own mind is more resilient than I thought it was. It's more robust. I can withstand more madness than I thought I could. It's been really fulfilling and challenging and fun.”

One of the things he’s excited to expand upon this season is the present-day Dubai storyline.

“There's a lot going on there, and there are things that are a part of the wider series of books, but also things that are creations of the writers that makes complete sense to the characters that we know and love. It's a heavy season for those guys in the present,” he says. “But we are also going to the theater, we're in Paris, we're in Eastern Europe, so it will be very familiar in all the same ways as the first season was, but also there will be surprises.”

Anderson is also excited for fans to see Louis’ new relationship with the vampire Armand (Assad Zaman).

“Their relationship is really interesting, and it's one of the things that I'm most excited about people seeing this season,” he added. “It really evolves and changes as they get to know each other. They definitely hit it off — they have a real chemistry when they first meet. Armand would appear to be very different to Lestat, and I think he's more than a rebound, let's put it that way. But there's definitely residual trust issues and perhaps dynamics repeated, but not necessarily in the way that you think. They just click and they're not even really sure why they're drawn to each other, but it's an ever-shifting relationship as the season goes on.”

Fans quickly flocked to the new TV show version of Interview With the Vampire to see the great performances and chemistry between stars Jacob Anderson and Sam Reid. While in the movie adaptation Louis and Lestat’s homosexual relationship is only hinted at, the show fully explores it, diving deep into their toxic romance and having the characters have gay sex on screen.

The second season of the show will debut on AMC and AMC+ in 2024.

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Mey Rude

Mey Rude is a journalist and cultural critic who has been covering queer news for a decade. The transgender, Latina lesbian lives in Los Angeles with her fiancée.

Mey Rude is a journalist and cultural critic who has been covering queer news for a decade. The transgender, Latina lesbian lives in Los Angeles with her fiancée.