Rowan’s journey continues. AMC has renewed Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches series for a second season. The first season of eight episodes continues to be released on AMC+ (Thursday mornings) and AMC (Sunday nights).
A supernatural thriller drama series, the Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches TV show is based on Rice’s book trilogy and stars Alexandra Daddario, Jack Huston, Tongayi Chirisa, and Harry Hamlin, with Annabeth Gish, Beth Grant, Erica Gimpel, and Jen Richards in recurring roles. The story follows an intuitive and young neurosurgeon named Dr. Rowan Fielding (Daddario). She has a heated discussion with her boss and he suffers an aneurysm, leaving her to wonder if she might have the power to cause people harm with her thoughts. Following the death of her estranged mother, Deidre (Gish), Rowan is shocked to discover that she is the 13th witch in the Mayfair family’s line and completes the coven. As Rowan explores her family’s supernatural history, she grapples with understanding and controlling some newfound powers, as well as her new role. She also discovers that there is a sinister shape-shifting entity named Lasher (Huston) that has haunted her family for centuries.
The first season of Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches averages a 0.09 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 563,000 viewers.
“We are thrilled with the reaction to this series, especially in the wake of the incredibly strong reception to Interview, and can’t wait to bring the fans second seasons of both series in this rich, vibrant and expanding universe based on the works of Anne Rice,” said Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks. “In a business in which ‘nobody knows anything,’ we knew what we were hoping for in terms of building a television franchise around these remarkable characters and stories, and to see these shows arrive and captivate viewers in the way they have is so gratifying and energizing for everyone involved, and there is so much yet to come.”
“The success of both Mayfair Witches and Interview with the Vampire once again illustrates the strength and mastery of Anne Rice’s work,” said Mark Johnson, who is overseeing the entire Anne Rice universe for AMC Networks. “The fact that these first two shows are performing so splendidly with a TV audience gives us much pride in what we’ve already done and great anticipation for the storytelling opportunities yet to come.”
“Anne Rice’s Lives of the Mayfair Witches is a sumptuous epic tale that we’ve only begun to explore,” said Esta Spalding, showrunner and executive producer of Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches. “I’m so grateful to the fans and viewers of the show who’ve given us the chance to continue telling this story.”
Production on season two will begin later this year in new Orleans. A premiere date will be announced later.
What do you think? Have you enjoyed watching the Mayfair Witches TV series on AMC+ or AMC? Are you glad that this supernatural series has been renewed for a second season? Were you concerned that it might be cancelled?
I wonder if these network people have actually read any of the actual reviews on imdb or comments on here? Despite my reservations, it seems Alexandra is more than carrying this show, not only in acting, but also just because the scripts are so not the book, and the effects are also as bad as those in La Brea – sadly i still find myself not really connecting with this show at all despite The Witching Hour probably being my all time fav Anne Rice book. I also remain wondering, where exactly is Michael, and why did they cast that… Read more »
,. It’s a favorite for us.