AMC: Interview With the Vampire star Bailey Bass isn’t returning for season 2, for reasons unknown.
Claudia, the AMC series’ female lead, will be played by Delainey Hayles… due to “a variety of unforeseen circumstances,” Bass shared in a statement on Instagram. “Playing Claudia has been a dream role and an incredible ride. I wish Delainey Hayles the best of luck in taking over. I cannot wait to watch.”
AMC Networks decided to replace Bailey Bass with Delainey Hayles for season 2 of Interview With The Vampire, according to Deadline.
“Bailey Bass is a talented actor who did a remarkable job bringing the character of Claudia to life in Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire. For a variety of reasons, Delainey Hayles will appear as Claudia in season two,” the network revealed in a statement.
The network also added, “We are grateful for Bailey’s unforgettable performance in season one and wish her nothing but the best.”
The series is based on Anne Rice’s 1976 gothic novel of the same name, this time taking place in modern day New Orleans and Dubai. It stars Jacob Anderson as vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac and Eric Bogosian as journalist Daniel Molloy. Rice is credited as producer on season one, but passed away last year.