We are delighted to share the news that the long-gestating television adaptation of Anne Rice‘s “The Mayfair Witches” novels is happening! News broke this morning that AMC has officially lit the green light for the project.
“Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches” will be written and produced by Esta Spalding (“Masters of Sex,” “On Becoming a God in Central Florida”) and Michelle Ashford (“Masters of Sex,” “The Pacific,” “John Adams”). Spalding will serve as showrunner.
Fans of the books will no doubt be excited to know that the tv series will focus on “an intuitive young neurosurgeon 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.” We seriously can’t wait to see who gets cast as Rowan Mayfair.
Spalding and Ashford said: “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.”
“Mayfair” is set to premiere sometime in 2022, and will have 8 episodes. It will reportedly premiere sometime after “Interview with the Vampire” hits AMC.