Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches Adaptation Casts Alexandra Daddario
AMC announced that Alexandra Daddario has been cast in the upcoming series adaptation of Mayfair Witches. Daddario will take the lead role in the series adapted from the Anne Rice novel Lives of the Mayfair Witches.
The series was picked up by the network at the end of 2021 and the series shows signs of moving forward with Daddario taking on the lead role only months later. She will portray Rowan Mayfair, a doctor who is trying to come to terms with her witchy heritage.
President of entertainment and AMC Studios, Dan McDermott said:
“Alexandra is a singular talent who has lit up the screen in everything she’s been in and we couldn’t be happier to have her on board leading the cast of a series that will be a centerpiece of an expanding Anne Rice universe on AMC+ and AMC.” He continued, “[w]e found our Rowan and can’t wait for her to meet viewers later this year in a series being brilliantly conceived and led by Esta, Michelle, and Mark.”
AMC has taken a liking to the Anne Rice library as they also have a series based on the famous Rice novel, Interview With the Vampire that has Sam Reid and Jacob Anderson taking on the roles of Lestat and Louis along with Bailey Bass portraying Claudia.
AMC has ordered an eight-episode first season of Mayfair Witches. The series is set to launch on the AMC Network and will also be available on AMC+. The series is written by Esta Spalding and Michelle Ashford and will also executive produce for the series. Spalding will also serve as showrunner.
Mayfair Witches is expected to release sometime in 2022, but no exact release date has been announced.