Last year it was announced that AMC had acquired the rights to Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles and The Lives of the Mayfair Witches, with the cable network wasting little time in giving the green light to a TV series adaptation of Rice’s most famous novel Interview with the Vampire.
Well, just a week on from the casting of Sam Reid (The Hunting) as the vampire Lestat, AMC is now turning its attention to The Lives of the Mayfair Witches and has assembled a writers room for a potential adaptation. Leading the team will be Esta Spauling and Michelle Ashford (Masters of Sex), with the former set to serve as showrunner should the project make it to series.
Consisting of The Witching Hour, Lasher and Taltos and existing in the same universe as The Vampire Chronicles, Lives of the Mayfair Witches follows “a young neurosurgeon who discovers that she is the unlikely heir to a family of witches. As she grapples with her newfound powers, she must also contend with a sinister presence that has haunted her family for generations.”
“We have an enormous amount of ambition for these iconic works, which have captivated and entertained millions of fans around the world, so it is gratifying to be moving so quickly from the Interview greenlight to exploring a second series with such talented and accomplished writers and creators as Esta and Michelle,” said Dan McDermott of AMC Networks and AMC Studios. “We take our responsibility to deliver compelling television to both existing and new fans of this material incredibly seriously, as we move deliberately to develop these titles into a new franchise and universe for AMC+ and AMC.”