AMC Networks today revealed the official trailer for Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches, premiering on AMC+ on January 5, 2023. You can watch the trailer using the player below.
Mayfair Witches is the second AMC adaptation based on Anne Rice’s iconic works following Interview with the Vampire, which premiered on October 2, 2022 and has already been renewed for a second season.
Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches stars Alexandra Daddario, Jack Huston, Tongayi Chirisa and Harry Hamlin.
The series is executive produced by Oscar and Emmy Award winner Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Halt and Catch Fire, Rectify), showrunner Esta Spalding, writer Michelle Ashford, director Michael Uppendahl and Jeff Freilich.
Mayfair Witches is an exploration of female power and the mortal implications of our decisions. Mayfair Witches focuses on an intuitive young neurosurgeon (Daddario) who discovers that she is the unlikely heir to a family of witches.
As she grapples with her newfound powers, she must contend with a sinister presence that has haunted her family for generations.
Based on the late Anne Rice’s Lives of the Mayfair Witches trilogy, the eight episode AMC Studios series was created by Esta Spalding (Masters of Sex, On Becoming a God in Central Florida) and Michelle Ashford (Masters of Sex, The Pacific, John Adams).
In 2020, AMC Networks acquired the rights to an expansive collection of Rice’s iconic works, encompassing 18 titles including The Vampire Chronicles and The Lives of the Mayfair Witches series. Together, The Vampire Chronicles and The Lives of the Mayfair Witches series have sold more than 150 million copies worldwide.
“We are… extremely fortunate to have such talented storytellers as Esta and Michelle guiding this adaptation, which will follow the first season of Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire,” said Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks, previously.
Spalding and Ashford added: “The world of witches has fascinated and terrified for centuries, and yet Anne Rice’s particular lens on witches explored something new altogether – women who are powerful, and often brutal, and always committed to subverting our current power structures. We are so excited to join our partners AMC and Gran Via Productions in making this mysterious and provocative world come to life.”
Johnson said: “With the cornucopia of rich characters, worlds, and stories that Anne Rice has given millions upon millions of readers around the world, AMC now has the privilege of creating a multitude of fascinating, entertaining, and very distinct television series.
“My good fortune as an executive producer of Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire has now been more than doubled with what Esta Spalding and Michelle Ashford are imagining with The Mayfair Witches. While both shows couldn’t be more different, they nevertheless find themselves bound under the same bewitching and engaging umbrella.”
The Anne Rice catalog AMC acquired last year includes The Vampire Chronicles series: Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned, The Tale of the Body Thief, Memnoch The Devil, The Vampire Armand, Pandora, Vittorio the Vampire, Blood and Gold, Prince Lestat, Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, and Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat.
The Lives Of The Mayfair Witches series includes The Witching Hour, Lasher, and Taltos; and The Vampire Chronicles/The Lives of the Mayfair Witches crossover novels include Merrick, Blackwood Farm and Blood Canticle.