Alexandra Daddario has landed the lead role in the upcoming series “Mayfair Witches,” which is based upon the books by author Anne Rice…
Alexandra Daddario is ready to get witchy after scoring the lead role in a new series at AMC based upon the books of late author Anne Rice.
Daddario — who was most recently seen in the HBO series “White Lotus” as well as past appearances in shows such as “True Detective” and films like “We Summon the Darkness” — will lead the cast in the new series “Mayfair Witches,” which already received an eight-episode first season order at AMC.
The show is based upon the books “The Life of the Mayfair Witches” from Rice, which chronicles the lives of a family of witches who have thrived for generations. Daddario will play Dr. Rowan Mayfair — a brilliant physician who discovers that she’s the heir to the family dynasty after her estranged birth mother passes away.
“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,” Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks, said in a statement.
“Mayfair Witches” is one of two major projects from the Anne Rice universe currently in development at AMC including a television adaptation of her hugely popular book “Interview with a Vampire.”
Production on “Mayfair Witches” will start later this year.