Last week, AMCs The Mayfair Witches by Anne Rice debuted and introduced fans of the network’s Immortal Universe to Dr. Rowan Fielding (Alexandra Daddario), a brilliant young neurosurgeon who begins to realize she has terrifying powers, while also introducing viewers to something unknown to Rowan as she comes from a long line of powerful New Orleans witches entangled in a mysterious and dangerous entity named Lasher. This week, after the death of Rowan’s adoptive mother, those two worlds collide. In a new clip from this week’s episode, “The Dark Place,” shared exclusively with ComicBook.com, Rowan heads to New Orleans in search of answers and begins to learn that ghosts are everywhere in New Orleans.
In the clip, Rowan approaches a local guide in New Orleans for information about a house in town – one that turns out to be the old Mayfair house. She quickly gets a brief overview of what that house is famous for: the parties, the debauchery, and, of course, the witches. The episode is described: “In ‘The Dark Place’, a grieving Rowan spirals out of control. Deirdre and Lasher work to lure Rowan home.” You can watch the clip for yourself below.
Come one Mayfair Witches/Interview with the vampire crossing?
While, if you listen closely, the guide in the clip does mention vampires when he talks about the Mayfair mansion, fans of AMC’s Immortal Universe might not want to get too excited for a crossover between Mayfair Witches and Interview with the vampire just. Earlier this week during the Television Critics Association’s press tour, executive producer Mark Johnson noted that there are connections between both series, but things are very fluid and the two shows are very much their own.
“I think as we continue, you’ll see a lot of connections, both in terms of characters and geography — some of them are fun, some of them almost like Easter eggs, and we really want to connect the worlds together in a way that makes sense,” said Johnson. “[Mayfair Witches and Interview With the Vampire are] completely separate on the one hand, but thematically, just in terms of Anne Rice’s — the way she interacts with characters and the way she presents them — we want to find a way to have all of that flow across the different shows. “
What’s The Mayfair Witches by Anne Rice as regards?
The series is based on the trilogy of novels by Anne Rice, Lives of the Mayfair Witches. The series synopsis is as follows: “Based on Anne Rice’s Lives of the Mayfair Witches, Mayfair Witches is an exploration of female power and the deadly implications of our decisions. Mayfair Witches focuses on an intuitive young neurosurgeon (Alexandra Daddario) who discovers she is the unlikely heiress of 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 Mayfair Witches by Anne Rice airs Sundays on AMC and AMC+. “The Dark Place” debuts January 15 at 9 p.m. ET.
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