Lives Of The Mayfair Witches TV Sequence Formally Shifting Ahead At AMC

The series was given a writers’ room in August 2021 in the hope that anything the writers could come up with could go straight into a series order. That was the case here too, and “The Lives of the Mayfair Witches” received an eight-episode commission for its first season. The series is the second in an expanded Anne Rice universe, as the series “Vampire Chronicles” received the green light in June 2021 and had its protagonist, the vampire Lestat, occupied by August.

The series was written by Esta Spalding and Michelle Ashford, best known for their work on the Showtime drama “Masters of Sex”. Spalding will act as the show runner for the series under her overall contract with AMC Studios.

Spalding and Ashford shared their excitement with Deadline, explaining their solidarity with the franchise:

“The world of witches has fascinated and terrified for centuries, and yet Anne Rice’s particular focus on witches has explored something entirely new – women who are powerful, often brutal, and always determined to undermine our current power structures. We are very excited to be helping our partners AMC and Gran Via Productions to bring this mysterious and provocative world to life. ”

The women in Rice’s world are indeed wild creatures, whether they are witches, vampires, or common people caught up in supernatural nonsense. Hopefully the series will be good enough to be an adaptation of Rice’s seventh “Vampire Chronicles” book, “Merrick,” which follows a forgotten daughter of the Mayfair witches who falls in love with the eternal vampire sad boy Louis de Pointe du Lac. Louis is the narrator of Interview with the Vampire and is played by Brad Pitt in the 1994 film adaptation. Their romance is truly one of star-crossed lovers destined for tragedy.

“The Vampire Chronicles” should appear at the end of 2022, shortly afterwards “The Lives of the Mayfair Witches” should follow.

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