AMC and SAG have come to an agreement that will allow production to resume on the Walking Dead spin-offs and Interview with the Vampire
Many of the projects being worked on for major Hollywood studios and American TV networks remain at a standstill due to the ongoing writers and actors strikes – but Deadline reports that AMC has just sealed “significant agreements” with the SAG-AFTRA actors union that will allow them to resume production Interview with the Vampire season 2, as well as the Walking Dead spin-offs Daryl Dixon and The Ones Who Live!
According to Deadline, “It’s understood that these agreements are specific to these three shows, rather than a blanket agreement between the company and the guild. AMC Networks, which produces the shows via AMC Studios, confirmed the waivers to Deadline, but didn’t comment further. AMC Networks is what’s known as an authorized company with regards to the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers but is not among the studios involved in the negotiations.“
Interview with the Vampire season 2 will now resume filming in Prague, while Daryl Dixon is set to start filming its second season in Europe – even though the first season of the show, which stars Norman Reedus as the title character, doesn’t even begin airing until September 10th. The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live is a six episode mini-series that focuses on the characters of Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira). Filming on that show had wrapped, but Lincoln and Gurira still have some work left to do in post-production, including recording some lines in the ADR booth. Now they’ll be able to record those lines and get The Ones Who Live ready for its 2024 debut.
The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live will present an “epic love story of two characters changed by a changed world. Kept apart by distance. By an unstoppable power. By the ghosts of who they were. Rick and Michonne are thrown into another world, built on a war against the dead… And ultimately, a war against the living. Can they find each other and who they were in a place and situation unlike any they’ve ever known before? Are they enemies? Lovers? Victims? Victors? Without each other, are they even alive — or will they find that they, too, are the Walking Dead?“
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon has the following synopsis: Daryl washes ashore in France and struggles to piece together how he got there and why. The series tracks his journey across a broken but resilient France as he hopes to find a way back home. As he makes the journey, though, the connections he forms along the way complicate his ultimate plan.
Interview with the Vampire season 2 will consist of eight episodes. A premiere date has never been announced. Anne Rice’s novel Interview with the Vampire centers on the vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac as he relates the story of his life to a reporter, in particular how he was turned into a vampire and then mentored by Lestat de Lioncourt. The AMC version stars Sam Reid as Lestat and Jacob Anderson as his companion Louis de Pointe du Lac.
As a fan of the Walking Dead franchise, I’m glad to hear that Daryl Dixon season 2 and The Ones Who Live will already be able to move forward before the strikes come to an end. While I’m a fan of Anne Rice’s vampire novels, I haven’t gotten around to watching the TV adaptation yet – but for the fans of the show, I’m glad to hear that one will be able to resume production as well.
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Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/walking-dead-interview-vampire/