Everything we know about the Mayfair witches by Anne Rice

AMC’s Interview With the Vampire ended its first season just a few weeks ago, but the network’s Immortal Universe, built on adaptations of Anne Rice’s iconic novels, is just getting started. In January, the network will debut its second series of that new world of stories, taking viewers into the world of no more vampires, but witches with The Mayfair Witches by Anne Rice. The series was first announced in August 2021 and with the popularity of Interview With the Vampire, fans are eager to see what lies ahead as this new series delves into the world of magic – and family secrets.

With just over a month to go before Mayfair Witches arrives, here’s a rundown of everything we know about the series so far – from plot, to who stars are, to whether fans can expect a visit from Lestat or Louis in modern New Orleans.

What’s The Mayfair Witches by Anne Rice about?

The Mayfair Witches by Anne Rice revolves around Dr. Rowan Fielding (Alexandra Daddario), a brilliant neurosurgeon who discovers she is the unlikely heir to a family of witches. As she struggles with her newfound powers, she must confront a sinister presence that has haunted her family for generations. The series is written by Esta Spalding and Michelle Ashford.

Who shines Mayfair Witches?

Mayfair Witches stars Alexandra Daddario as Rowan Fielding, Harry Hamlin as Cortland Mayfair, Tongayi Chirisa as Ciprien Grieve, Jack Huston as Lasher, Annabeth Gish as Deirdre Mayfair, Beth Grant as Carlotta Mayfair, Erica Gimpel as Ellie Mayfair, and Jen Richards as Jojo.

Which book is Mayfair Witches based on?

The first season of Mayfair Witches is inspired by the first book in Rice’s The Lives of the Mayfair Witches trilogy, The Witching Hour.

“The first season picks up where the book starts, in that New Orleans vibe and this house ghost story kind of thing,” Spalding said. “We very soon meet Rowan Fielding, the main character of the first book and through the series.”

She continued: “The middle section is about 300 or 400 pages of 13 generations of witches going all the way back to Scotland. We used a bit of that, and then we feel like we’re going to salvage some of that great story and saga . of all different generations for later seasons, if we were so lucky.”

Will there be a crossover with Interview with the vampire?

While Interview With the Vampire and Mayfair Witches exist in the same general universe – and the two worlds later cross paths in Rice’s books – fans of Mayfair Witches shouldn’t get too hopeful that Lestat or Louis will show up, though there might be some are intentional kinks. to the other series.

“Some are fun, some are intentional, and some are almost Easter eggs,” series executive producer Mark Johnson said of shared references in the two series. “But Mayfair Witches is very much its own project and its own series. It obviously has to do with Anne Rice’s thematic and stylistic concentration, so it’s a big part of what she does, but I’d say very little comes out of Interview in Mayfair Witches intentionally.”

When does Mayfair Witches debut?

The Mayfair Witches by Anne Rice debuts Sunday, January 8 on both AMC and AMC+.

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