AMC+ teases Mayfair Witches season 2: 'Embrace the darkness'

Alexandra Daddario as Dr. Rowan Fielding - Mayfair Witches Season 1, Episode 8 - Photo Credit: Alfonso Bresciani/AMC
Alexandra Daddario as Dr. Rowan Fielding - Mayfair Witches Season 1, Episode 8 - Photo Credit: Alfonso Bresciani/AMC /

More of AMC's extensive Anne Rice Universe is on the way. During the latest episode of Interview with the Vampire season 2, AMC released a brief teaser for the upcoming sophomore season of its other notable Rice series, Mayfair Witches, based on the Lives of the Mayfair Witches book series.

But before you get too excited, the teaser is just that, a teaser, and a brief one at that. It doesn't give anything away about the show's second season, only confirming that it will be released in 2025.

As you can see, the clip is only 15 seconds long and just includes a few little quotes like, "the legacy continues," and "embrace the darkness."

Some spoilers ahead for the end of Mayfair Witches season 1.

When we last saw Dr. Rowan Fielding (Alexandra Daddario), she had finally begun to embrace her power and authority as the new reigning designee of the Mayfair family. She gives birth to her child and even gives into Lasher (Jack Huston), the first season's antagonist and her demon lover. We also found out the shocking twist that Harry Hamlin's character, Cortland Mayfair, is Rowan's biological father.

The finale sets up a more exciting season 2, with Rowan finally "embracing" the darkness and power in her, as teased by the video shared above.

While we don't have an official release date for the series yet, it sounds like the second season is on track to air around the same time as season 1 did. I'm assuming it will return in January 2025.

Mayfair Witches season 2 adds several new cast members

In February, AMC released a blog post revealing a few additional casting updates for the series, including Alyssa Jirrels (Fatal Attraction, Boo Bitch, This is the Year), Ted Levine (Big Sky, On Becoming a God in Central Florida, Tiny Beautiful Things), and Thora Birch (American Beauty, Hocus Pocus, The Walking Dead).

More info on the new casting additions:

  • Jirrels will play new series regular, Moira Mayfair, Rowan's mind-reading cousin who blames her family for her sister, Tessa's, death
  • Levine lands a recurring guest role as Cortland's manipulative father, Julien Mayfair, he's described as a "diabolical presence that haunts the family"
  • Thora Birch is listed as a guest star playing the tarot reader Gifford Mayfair, described as a "wannabe-bohemian" who enjoys spending significant time at her lake house

One month after the AMC post, Deadline reported Superstore's Ben Feldman had been tapped to join the cast as a new potential love interest for Rowan, her ex-boyfriend Sam Larkin. Sam, or "Lark," as he's nicknamed, is the CEO of a prominent genetics startup.

Interestingly, that blog post stated that Mayfair Witches would return "later this year," meaning 2024, but since the teaser embedded above is newer, I'm going to assume that 2025 is the new and correct timeframe.

AMC also developing a third series for its Anne Rice Universe

The blog post linked above also reveals that the network is developing a potential third spinoff series, this time about the clandestine Talamasca society that investigates supernatural occurrences.

So far, the Talamasca haven't appeared in Interview with the Vampire, but they featured prominently in the first season of Mayfair Witches. Oscar-nominated John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) will write and executive produce the series.

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