One of the highlights of the first season of AMC’s Interview with the Vampire was the Daniel Molloy by Eric Bogosian, but it transpired that the actor was about to turn down the role. In an interview with Australian broadcaster TV Tonight, Bogosian revealed that he initially said no to the series, but he changed his mind after reading the scripts and was ultimately happy with accepting the role.
Bogosian explained that when his agent asked him if he wanted to play Daniel, who in the series is the one who conducts the interview, he flatly refused.
“I said, ‘I’ll make it easy for you. It’s a difficult transition,” Bogosian said. But he said, “Let’s talk tomorrow.” I’m so happy that he and I finally read the scripts, and I finally realized that this is not an easy job. He will be a person who will test you. Also, I have to say that I’ve worked with people who are very good at what they do, but are terrible people, and I’ve worked with people who are very easy to work with, but who don’t do great jobs. The group of people who made the show…they are the best at what they do. It was great to work with Jacob (Anderson), Sam (Reid), Mara (LePere-Schloop), our production designer who created the entire look of the show, Rolin (Jones), Alan (Taylor) who supervised the director and the other directors: it was a real pleasure. They made everything easier.”
When can fans expect Interview with the Vampire season 2?
Though it’s been a little over a month since the season 1 finale of Interview with the Vampire on AMC, fans of the series may have to wait a bit for season 2. O’Byrne said he doesn’t expect season 2 to arrive before late 2023 or even early 2024, with the series expected to shoot from April to August 2023 in Prague.
“I think we won’t make it to that window,” O’Byrne said of the October season 1 release. “It’s AMC’s decision. It’s up to AMC to decide.”
What can viewers expect from Interview with the Vampire season 2?
“We will go to Europe and the second part of the novel is episode 1 of the second season. So, we will go there and have this experience. Then we will go to Paris. We’ll see what coven life is like and we’ll have a little more time than the movie or the book,” Jones said. “We are continuing to make the interview as integral to the film and as important as the flashback, as there are very active things happening in Dubai. Also, more than anything, and we talked about that a little bit in season one, the idea of memory and what’s true and what’s not true is a big element in season two. Everything goes towards, groping, who am I? How did I get here? What will become of me now? There is a lot!”.
Season 1 of Interview with the Vampire is streaming now on AMC+. The second season does not yet have an expected release date. A third season has not yet been officially announced.