Serving as the second series in the Anne Rice’s Immortal Universe on AMC and AMC+, the first being Interview With the Vampire, Mayfair Witches welcomed a solid .11 rating among 18-49 adults as of its January 8th, 2023 premiere. Not only that, but according to Variety, “The series best Interview with the Vampire” as the No.1 new series premiere on AMC+ is currently the most-viewed season of any series ever on AMC+ based on the first 30 days of viewership.” Resultantly, in an expectant yet exciting turn of events, the witchery will go on as Anna Rice’s Mayfair Witches is renewed for a second season at AMC.
Starring Alexandra Daddario as Rowan Fielding, the supernatural drama encircles the life of a neurosurgeon (Daddario) who unravels that she is actually bestowed with the inherent powers of a strong witch, one whose members of the family are being haunted by a sinister figure for generations.
The series also features Jack Huston as Lasher, Tongayi Chirisia as Ciprien Grieve and Harry Hamlin as Cortland Mayfair. The show boars of Esta Spalding serving as the showrunner, executive-producing alongside Mark Johnson, Michelle Ashford, Michael Uppendahl and Jeff Freilich.
That being said, below-mentioned are the renewal updates you need to know about AMC’s Mayfair Witches.
When was Mayfair Witches renewed for a second season?
Mayfair Witches was officially renewed for a second on Friday, February 2, 2023. Based on Rice’s trilogy of books, the supernatural drama is the second series in the Immortal Universe, the first being Interview With the Vampire, which is also renewed for a second season.
Dan McDermott, AMC Networks’ President of Entertainment and AMC Studios made a statement:
“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. 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.”
Mark Johnson, who is endowed with the responsibility of overseeing the Immortal Universe, added, “The success of both Mayfair Witches and Interview with the Vampire once again illustrates the strength and mastery of Anne Rice’s work. 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,” affirmed showrunner and executive producer Esta Spalding. “I’m so grateful to the fans and viewers of the show who’ve given us the chance to continue telling this story.”
Season one of Mayfair Witches constitutes eight episodes, so the second season is also expected to stream the same. The sources also point towards an imminent crossover of Mayfair Witches with Interview with a Vampire, as was revealed by executive producer Mark Johnson at AMC’s recent TCA Press tour.
However, the crossover is a result of AMC’s decision to scrap five shows as a part of a one-time write down “that was designed to find around $400M in content savings.” (Deadline) According to Dan McDermott, this had been “a difficult but important process” which came as a result of rising inflation, an imperious ad market and “too many shows.”
The production of season 2 of Mayfair Witches will reportedly begin later this year in New Orleans.
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