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BBC Acquires Anne Rice’s ‘Mayfair Witches’ Series From AMC For The UK

'Interview With The Vampire' companion series coming to the UK

by Dave Elliott

BBC Acquires Anne Rice’s ‘Mayfair Witches’ Series From AMC

Fans of Anne Rice will be very pleased to hear that, having had success with ‘Interview With The Vampire’, the BBC have now also acquired the UK broadcast rights to Mayfair Witches.

Based on Anne Rice’s iconic trilogy, Lives of the Mayfair Witches, the series explores female empowerment and the mortal implications of our decisions. The show follows Rowan (Alexandra Daddario), an intuitive young neurosurgeon who discovers she possesses supernatural abilities and that she is the unlikely heir to a family of witches. As she grapples with her newfound powers, she must contend with a sinister presence that has haunted her family for generations.

The eight-part series from AMC NETWORKS stars Emmy-nominee Alexandra Daddario (The White Lotus), Jack Huston (House of Gucci, Fargo), Harry Hamlin (Mad Men) and Tongayi Chirisa (Palm Springs, Antebellum).

“Mayfair Witches, the second series set in Anne Rice’s Immortal Universe, conjures up a darkly distinctive and richly atmospheric companion piece to the critically acclaimed Interview with the Vampire,” said Sue Deeks, Head of BBC Programme Acquisition.

‘Mayfair Witches’ follows on from the critically acclaimed Interview with the Vampire, also made by AMC and based on the works of Anne Rice, which recently aired on BBC Two and is available in full on iPlayer.

Showrunner Esta Spalding (Masters of Sex, On Becoming a God in Central Florida) and Michelle Ashford (Masters of Sex, The Pacific, John Adams) are executive producers along with Mark Johnson, Director Michael Uppendahl and Jeff Freilich. The series was directed by Uppendhal (Episodes 1 & 2) Axelle Carolyn (Episodes 3 & 4), Haifaa al-Mansour (Episodes 5 & 6) and Alexis Ostrander (Episodes 7 & 8).

The BBC has not yet set a premiere date for ‘Mayfair Witches‘, but it will air on BBC Two and iPlayer in the UK. If you want to keep track of this or any other shows, you can add them via our Never Miss system, and you’ll be notified when they get a UK premiere date.

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