Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches Season 2 Welcomes New Faces

AMC Networks announced today some thrilling updates on series within its expanding Anne Rice Immortal Universe. Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches, starring Alexandria Daddario, has begun production on an eight-episode second season in New Orleans, adding Alyssa Jirrels (Fatal Attraction, Boo Bitch, This is the Year) as a series regular, Ted Levine (Big Sky, On Becoming a God in Central Florida, Tiny Beautiful Things) as a recurring guest star and Thora Birch (American Beauty, Hocus Pocus, The Walking Dead) as a guest star. The series returns later this year on AMC and AMC+.
Jirrels will star as “Moira Mayfair,” Rowan Fielding’s (Daddario) cousin and a mind reader, who blames the family and Lasher for the death of her sister Tessa. Levine will star as “Julien Mayfair,” Cortland’s (Harry Hamlin) father, a master manipulator and diabolical presence that haunts the family. Birch will star as “Gifford Mayfair,” a self-deprecating tarot reader and wannabe-bohemian who lately spends a lot of time at her lake house.
Additionally, the network is actively developing a potential third series in the franchise, written and executive produced by Oscar nominated John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side), based on the intriguing secret society, The Talamasca, featured in several of Rice’s iconic novels.
“The beloved world created by Anne Rice continues to be a vast and exciting source of story and character for us to explore, develop and bring to life on screen,” said Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios at AMC Networks. “We look forward to sharing second seasons of both Interview and Mayfair, two visually stunning productions that feature exciting new elements from Rice’s novels, with an audience and fanbase that have embraced these series and unforgettable characters from the beginning. Beyond the existing shows, we’re actively developing a potential third series in this expanding franchise, with the incomparable John Lee Hancock crafting a story based on Rice’s captivating Talamasca society.”
Based on Rice’s best-selling trilogy, Mayfair focuses on an intuitive young neurosurgeon, Rowan Fielding, who discovers 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. In addition to Emmy-nominated Daddario, the series stars Jack Huston as “Lasher,” Tongayi Chirisa as “Ciprien Grieve” and Hamlin as “Cortland Mayfair” and is executive produced by Johnson, Showrunner Esta Spalding, Michelle Ashford and Tom Williams with Christopher Rice and the late Anne Rice.