Anne Rice’s ‘Mayfair Witches’ Gets Series Order From AMC

by Thomas Tuna

AMC can’t get enough of Anne Rice.

Following on the heels of its adaptation of Interview with the Vampire, AMC this week said it has plans to develop the bestselling author’s The Lives of the Mayfair Witches trilogy into a TV series, according to a report on Deadline.

The proposed eight-episode first season will be led by showrunner Esta Spalding, who will also serve as screenwriter and executive producer, alongside Michelle Ashford. The series reportedly will debut on AMC and AMC+ after Interview, sometime in late 2022. There is no news at this time about casting choices or production schedules.

Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches will follow an “intuitive young neurosurgeon who discovers she is the unlikely heir to a family of witches,” according to the official synopsis. “As she grapples with her newfound powers, she must contend with a sinister presence that has haunted her family for generations.”

AMC Networks–which last year acquired the rights to Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles and The Lives of the Mayfair Witches series–said Mark Johnson is overseeing development of the collection, with Rice and her son Christopher serving as executive producers on all series.

AMC’s adaptation of Interview with the Vampire–as reported here in Horror News Network–stars Sam Reid as Lestat, Jacob Anderson as Louis and Bailey Bass as Claudia. The series is led by showrunner and writer Rolin Jones, with Alan Taylor on board to direct the first two episodes.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches.

 

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