AMC has conjured up a first look at its forthcoming adaptation of Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches books, and we’re definitely feeling the magic.
Based on Rice’s trilogy of novels, the series stars Alexandra Daddario (The White Lotus) as Dr. Rowan Fielding, “an intuitive young neurosurgeon who discovers that she is the unlikely heir to a family of witches,” per the official logline. “As she grapples with her newfound powers, she must contend with a sinister presence that has haunted her family for generations.”
The series also stars Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire) as Lasher, a “powerful, shape-shifting entity who has been bound to the Mayfair witches for hundreds of years” and is considered to be one of Rice’s “most mysterious and sensual characters”; Harry Hamlin (Mad Men) as Cortland Mayfair, the “current reigning patriarch of the Mayfair clan with a voracious appetite for more money, more power and more life”; and Tongayi Chirisa (Palm Springs) as Ciprien Grieve.
Mayfair Witches’ recurring cast includes Annabeth Gish (The X-Files) as Deirdre Mayfair, Beth Grant (The Mindy Project) as Carlotta Mayfair, Erica Gimpel (God Friended Me) as Ellie Mayfair and Jen Richards (Mrs. Fletcher) as Jojo.
Esta Spalding (Masters of Sex) serves as showrunner, writing and executive-producing alongside Michalle Ashford (John Adams). Mayfair Witches is the second Rice novel to become a TV series, following Interview With the Vampire. Both shows are part of an “expanding Rice universe,” which is being overseen by producer Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad).
The show’s eight-episode first season is expected to debut later this year on AMC and AMC+.
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