What better way to express your love for the work of Anne Rice than by creating a television series based on some of her most beloved novels? That’s exactly what AMC is doing with their upcoming series, “Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches.” The new show is an adaptation of Rice’s novel in her “Mayfair Witches” saga, which will be released on January 8th on AMC and AMC+. Alexandra Daddario, Harry Hamlin, and Annabeth Gish star in this new project from Anne Rice and the company. AMC’s official description of the new series reads, “Set in a sprawling, ancient city, ‘Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches’ follows the life of Dr. Rowan Fielding, (played by Alexandra Daddario) a young woman who is on the path to becoming one of the most respected neurosurgeons in her field, but finds herself drawn to the supernatural world after discovering she’s a descendant of witches. This knowledge causes her to leave behind her medical career and on a quest to meet her three cousins, in hopes that they can teach her how to harness and control her newfound powers.
Who is in the cast?
- Alexandra Daddario as Dr. Rowan Fielding
- Harry Hamlin as Cortland Mayfair
- Tongayi Chirisa as Ciprien Grieve
- Jack Huston as Lasher
- Annabeth Gish as Deirdre Mayfair
- Beth Grant as Carlotta Mayfair
- Erica Gimpel as Ellie Mayfair
- Jen Richards as Jojo
Initially, the series was scheduled to be released in late 2022. But it was pushed back to 2023 now the series is set to be released on the 8th of January 2023 on AMC+. If you want to watch this series you Can stream it on AMC+.
What is the series about?
The show revolves around Dr. Rowan Fielding who, after a childhood accident spurs on to become one of the most talented surgeons around. Her life is thrown into chaos when she discovers she is a descendant of witches and becomes part of an organization that not only helps her to control her abilities but also protects the world against other supernatural threats. The series will be released in eight episodes and will be shot exclusively in the UK. The company has also decided to incorporate lots of scenes from Rice’s novels into the show. Daddario is reported to have been “living on set” with other characters and has been shooting many of her scenes with co-stars Harry Hamlin and Annabeth Gish. Additionally, several members of the film industry are involved in the production of this new television series.
What makes this series exciting?
This new series is something quite different from the usual Hollywood fare. They decided to go with a graphic novel at the start and have been developing it for yet another year, following previous adaptations of Rice’s work. It highlights equality, fighting for a cause as well as female empowerment, which is something we don’t often see in any kind of television show. It also shows that people are not perfect and just because a person is related to another doesn’t mean that their characters are the same either.
What is the targeted audience?
This show is targeted towards adults and particularly female adults who enjoy a good story. It is also said to be a little more action-packed than some of the other shows out there, which could make it appealing to people who like thrillers as well. The central theme in this show revolves around witches, which many shows have covered before. However, this particular show is different in that it doesn’t revolve entirely around witches but about the secret society of women who are witches and how they use their magic to protect themselves from evil forces.
Who is the creator of the series?
The creators of this series are Esta Spalding and Michelle Ashford, both well-known in the industry. They have a lot of experience working on multiple projects and the one thing they are convinced about is that their series will be one of the most talked about shows this January. The show features a lot of familiar faces in the television industry, including Alexandra Daddario, Harry Hamlin, Annabeth Gish, and Jack Huston.
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