AMC has announced that its latest Anne Rice adaptation, Mayfair Witches, has officially been renewed for a second season. The early renewal comes ahead of the supernatural drama’s upcoming fifth episode, which will premiere this Sunday.
According to Deadline, the Alexandra Daddario-led drama is currently the most-viewed season of any series ever on AMC+ just a month after its debut. Production on Mayfair Witches Season 2 is expected to begin this year in New Orleans.
“Anne Rice’s Lives of the Mayfair Witches is a sumptuous epic tale that we’ve only begun to explore,” showrunner and executive producer Esta Spalding said in a statement. “I’m so grateful to the fans and viewers of the show who’ve given us the chance to continue telling this story.”
Based on Anne Rice’s Lives of the Mayfair Witches trilogy of novels, Mayfair Witches hails from Masters of Sex‘s Esta Spalding and Michelle Ashford, who are both serving as writers and executive producers. Spalding is also set as the showrunner under her overall deal with AMC Studios.
The series revolves around an intuitive young neurosurgeon 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.
The series adaptation’s first season consists of eight episodes produced by AMC Studios. Christopher Rice is executive producing on all projects based on his late mother’s iconic works, which were acquired by AMC Networks in 2020. This serves as the second project in the network’s expanding Anne Rice universe, following the Interview with the Vampire series.