The drama based on the novels of Anne Rice arrives in January in the United States.
Rowan Fielding played by Alexandra Daddario has a double inheritance to honor: that of all her ancestors endowed with extraordinary powers and also that of the mourned Anne Ricebeloved writer who gave birth to the popular Mayfair witches cycle from which Mayfair Witches is treats. But judging by the compelling official trailer of the new series released by the streaming video service AMC + (which also announced the release date in the United States, January 5), is doing quite well.
The plot of Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches
Executively produced by Esta Spalding And Michelle Ashford (Masters of Sex), Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches in the first season of 8 episodes follows Dr. Rowan Fielding (Daddario), a young and intuitive neurosurgeon who discovers she is the unlikely descendant of a family of witches. As she grapples with her new powers, Rowan must contend with a sinister presence that has haunted her family for generations. In the trailer, we see Rowan slowly becoming aware of her powers and trying to master them with the help of her ancestors, not without disastrous consequences.
The other protagonists Jack Huston who plays the role of Lasher, a powerful shape-shifting entity who has been linked to the Mayfair witches for hundreds of years; Beth Grant by Carlotta Mayfair; Tongayi Chirisa by Ciprien Grieve; And Harry Hamlin of Cortland, the patriarch of the family, greedy for money and power. The rest of the cast includes Annabeth Gish (Midnight Mass) in the role of Diedre Mayfair, Jen Richards (Better Things), Erica Gimpel (God Friended Me) like Ellie Mayfair and Jen Richards (Better Things) as Jojo.
For AMC this is the second adaptation of Rise’s works after the series based on the equally successful cycle Vampire Chronicles (Interview with the Vampire, aired from 2 October and already renewed for a second season). But it will almost certainly not be the last, since the network has won the rights to the vast collection of Anne Rice’s works. Rice’s son Christopher Rice will executive produce all of the projects.