Another one of Anne Rice’s beloved book series is getting the TV series treatment. Mayfair Witches premiered Jan. 8 on AMC and AMC+. Based on the Lives of Mayfair Witches trilogy, Mayfair Witches features a neurosurgeon Dr. Rowan Fielding (Alexandra Daddario) who discovers she’s an heir to the Mayfair Witches, and grapples with that legacy all while managing her new powers.
This isn’t the first Anne Rice series to get the AMC treatment, and Mayfair Witches follows the successful Interview with the Vampire debut late last year. Read on to learn more about the Mayfair Witches cast, how to watch and more.
‘Mayfair Witches’ Cast
AMC’s Mayfair Witches is created by Mark Johnson, directed by Michael Uppendahl and features a talented cast. Get familiar with the witches.
Dr. Rowan Fielding – Alexandria Daddario
Cortland Mayfair – Harry Hamlin
Ciprien Grieve – Tongayi Chirisa
Lasher – Jack Huston
Deirdre Mayfair – Annabeth Gish
Carlotta Mayfair – Beth Grant
Ellie Mayfair – Erica Gimpel
Jojo – Jen Richards
How to Watch ‘Mayfair Witches’
Watch Mayfair Witches on AMC on DIRECTV or DIRECTV STREAM as well as on AMC+. Mayfair Witches premieres on Jan. 8, 2023 and will air new episodes on Sundays.
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‘Mayfair Witches’ Family Tree
As mentioned, the Mayfair Witches were first brought to life in Anne Rice’s Lives of Mayfair Witches trilogy, consisting of novels, The Witching Hour, Taltos and Lasher. Through these stories a deeply rooted and powerful Mayfair Witches family tree was established, and some fans have even taken it upon themselves to concoct elaborate diagrams and ancestries to dig deeper.
Some characters from Mayfair Witches even carry over to another Anne Rice series, Interview with the Vampire. Explore some of the recaps of the AMC show’s first season.
Top ‘Mayfair Witches’ Questions
Before you dig into the show and its enigmatic powers, get answers to the common questions that keep coming up.
When does Mayfair Witches Start?
Mayfair Witches on AMC premiered on Jan. 8, 2023.
What are the names of the Mayfair Witches?
As with most historic and powerful families, there are quite a few impactful figures in the Mayfair family tree. A few recurring characters are Courtland Mayfair, Deirdre Mayfair, Carlotta Mayfair, Ellie Mayfair, Dr. Rowan Fielding and of course, Lasher.
Are the Mayfair Witches real?
The entire Mayfair Witches saga is a fictional depiction as told through Anne Rice’s trilogy, The Lives of Mayfair Witches.
How many books are in the Mayfair Witches series?
The Lives of Mayfair Witches is a trilogy. The three books are The Witching Hour, Taltos and Lasher.
Who plays Lasher in Mayfair Witches?
Jack Huston plays Lasher in the Mayfair Witches TV series.
Who plays Michael in Mayfair Witches?
Michael does not appear in Mayfair Witches, instead, a new character, Ciprien Grieve, played by Tongayi Chirisa fills that role.
How do Mayfair Witches and Vampires connect?
There is some character crossover between Anne Rice’s two series, The Vampire Chronicles and The Lives of Mayfair Witches. Some of the more noteworthy mentions include Lestat de Lioncourt (Interview with the Vampire) in The Lives of Mayfair Witches and the appearance of Julien, Mona and Rowan Mayfair in The Vampire Chronicles. As for vampire cameos in the Mayfair Witches series…we’ll just have to wait and find out.
Who is Ciprien in Mayfair Witches?
Ciprien is a new character created by AMC for the Mayfair Witches series. He is inspired by Michael and Aaron Lightner from the book trilogy.
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