AMC has renewed Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches for a second season. The news comes halfway through the show’s first season, following the show’s performance thus far. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Mayfair Witches has averaged around 560,000 viewers from initial viewers. That’s ahead of Interview With the Vampire which tends to average around 490,000 viewers. As it stands, Mayfair Witches had the biggest series debut to date on AMC+ and, over its first 30 days, was the most-watched season of any series on the streamer.
“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,” AMC Networks entertainment president and AMC Studios head Dan McDermott said in a statement to the press. “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.”
Esta Spalding, who serves as the showrunner for Mayfair Witches, expressed their excitement over the renewal. “Anne Rice’s Lives of the Mayfair Witches is a sumptuous epic tale that we’ve only begun to explore. I’m so grateful to the fans and viewers of the show who’ve given us the chance to continue telling this story.”
Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches, which is based on Rice’s Lives of Wayfair Witches trilogy, follows doctor Rowan Fielding (played by Alexandra Daddario) who discovers she is the heir to a family of witches. Jack Huston, Tongayi Chirisa and Harry Hamlin star in the series alongside Daddario.
Season 1 is expected to end its run on February 23rd, while production on Season 2 will begin later this year in New Orleans.