Starting off a new year with a plethora of exciting shows lined up for 2023 is a unique experience. If you haven’t caught up with “Mayfair Witches,” consider adding this recently launched series to your must-watch list without hesitation. Now, let’s explore what this show is all about.
Conceived by Michelle Ashford and Esta Spalding, “Mayfair Witches” is an American supernatural thriller fantasy drama TV series heavily influenced by Anne Rice’s novel series, “Lives of the Mayfair Witches.” The cast includes Alexandra Daddario, Jack Huston, Harry Hamlin, and Tongayi Chirisa, and the series premiered on AMC in January 2023. This serves as Rice’s second venture into television within the Immortal Universe.
Anne Rice serves as the executive producer of the show, sharing this role with Michael Uppendahl, Christopher Rice, Jeff Freilich, Mark Johnson, Michelle Ashford, and Esta Spalding. The show’s producers are Sarah Cornwell and Tom Williams.
Mayfair Witches Season 2 Renewal Status
AMC had officially declared on February 3, 2023, that Mayfair Witches had been granted a renewal for its second season. The decision to renew the show was disclosed during the ongoing run of Mayfair Witches season 1, underscoring AMC’s confidence in the series’ viewership and fan support. Despite garnering mixed reviews from critics, the renewal announcement from AMC indicates that Mayfair Witches secured its position as the highest-ranking series to debut on AMC+, boasting significant viewership and solidifying its status as a popular cable drama.
Mayfair Witches Season 2 Release Date
Currently, there’s no set release date for Mayfair Witches Season 2. The announcement confirming the renewal for the second season mentioned plans to start filming in New Orleans at a later point in 2023. However, due to the ongoing strikes by WGA and SAG-AFTRA, it’s highly likely that the production of Mayfair Witches Season 2 has been halted. It’s worth noting that filming for the first season of Mayfair Witches began in spring 2022, according to THR, and the season premiered in winter 2023. Consequently, once filming for Mayfair Witches Season 2 resumes, it’s expected that the premiere will occur within a year of completing the filming process.
Mayfair Witches Season 2 Expected Star Cast
In the initial season of Mayfair Witches, several characters met their demise, notably Rowan’s cousin Tessa (portrayed by Madison Wolfe), her mother Deirdre (played by Annabeth Gish), and her aunt Carlotta (depicted by Beth Grant). Unless these characters make appearances through flashbacks, their return in the show’s second season seems improbable. Alexandra Daddario, as the lead of the series, is almost certain to make a comeback for Mayfair Witches Season 2. Considering the conclusion of the first season, it is also likely that characters like Ciprien and Lasher will return, along with Harry Hamlin’s character, Cortland. Check out the below list to get a rough idea about the expected star cast:
- Alexandra Daddario playing the character of Dr. Rowan Fielding
- Tongayi Chirisa playing the character of Ciprien Grieve
- Jack Huston playing the character of Lasher
- Harry Hamlin playing the character of Cortland Mayfair
- Beth Grant playing the character of Carlotta Mayfair
- Erica Gimpel playing the character of Elena Fielding
- Annabeth Gish playing the character of Deirdre Mayfair
- Jen Richards playing the character of Jojo