Despite lacking the name recognition of its other Anne Rice series Interview with the Vampire, Mayfair Witches has been smashing it ratings wise for AMC and AMC+ (becoming the most viewed season of any show on the latter streaming service), and so it will be little surprise to hear that Alexandra Daddario’s Rowan Fielding will be back for a second season.
“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, AMC Studios’ president of entertainment. “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.”
“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 . “I’m so grateful to the fans and viewers of the show who’ve given us the chance to continue telling this story.”
“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, overseer of AMC’s shared Anne Rice universe. “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.”
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Based on Anne Rice’s trilogy of novels, Mayfair Witches sees Daddario as Dr. Rowan Fielding, a neurosurgeon who discovers she is the unlikely heiress to a powerful dynasty of witches. Also featuring in the cast are ack Huston, Tongayi Chirisa, Harry Hamlin, Ciprien Grieve and Cortland Mayfair.