AMC Greenlights Third Series From Anne Rice

by Rob Caprilozzi

It looks like three will be a very lucky number for fans of Anne Rice.

AMC Networks is set to launch a third series based on the celebrated works of acclaimed author Anne Rice. This new project will focus on the mysterious organization known as The Talamasca, a secret society that has long played a pivotal role in Rice’s iconic Vampire Chronicles and Mayfair Witches sagas.

Members of The Talamasca are introduced in Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire and Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches, the two current series in AMC’s Immortal Universe franchise. Oscar-nominated John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) and Mark Lafferty (The Right Stuff, Halt and Catch Fire) are serving as writers, co-showrunners and executive producers of the new series. Hancock will also direct.

The Talamasca is described as a secret society set up to research, investigate, observe and monitor the paranormal, in particular, vampires, witches, spirits and werewolves. Rice describes them as “psychic detectives”.

“This is a story we’ve been developing and wanting to tell from the earliest moments of this franchise, focused on a fascinating and compelling secret society that has already appeared in both of our existing Anne Rice series, The Talamasca,” said Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks. “As with all of these shows, we are thrilled to have such a high level of talent involved, represented here by John Lee Hancock and Mark Lafferty, and of course working closely with producer Mark Johnson as the creative head of our Anne Rice Immortal Universe.”

John Lee Hancock said: “This all started for me with a call from Mark Johnson, who asked if I’d ever heard of The Talamasca. I was intrigued by the idea of an organization that, to me, had more than a passing resemblance to the CIA or MI6, which are necessary but not always necessarily transparent. An organization with its own secrets. Thankfully, Dan McDermott liked the take and so did Mark Lafferty, who is so talented and accomplished in the world of television. Many thanks to everyone from Gran Via to Mark Lafferty, to our talented writers and everyone at AMC, who have been supporters, advocates and cheerleaders from day one. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be involved and look forward to presenting a third series in the Anne Rice Immortal Universe.”

The series is slated to be released in 2025 on AMC and AMC+. Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more on The Talamasca.

 

 

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