AMC dropped the full series trailer and an original release date of January 5 at NYCC. That has now been delayed to Sunday, January 8. Now, normally, we wouldn’t want a show we’re looking forward to pushed back by three seconds — much less three whole days. But, given that Interview with the Vampire is doing so incredibly well on Sundays, we’re kind of excited to keep that Rice’s day of the week.
You’ll be able to watch Mayfair Witches on both AMC and AMC+, which also sticks with the model set by Interview with the Vampire.
Now, given the way these two book series intersect in later works like Merrick and Blackwood Farm, we’re really interested to see how many hints this new show will drop about some of those connections. Notably, when the vampire series mentioned the witches in its very first episode, longtime readers took notice. So, even if we’re way early in the game for actual interactions, our eyes and ears are going to be wide open.
Watch the latest Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches teaser here.
As the newest Mayfair Witches teaser indicates, though, “The Key” to this particular story is Rowan Mayfair (Alexandra Daddario). Or, at least, she’s our window to seeing her family’s great — and, frankly, wild — history. Even if it “ends” (eh, not exactly) with Rowan, the names the witches chant in the teaser are all very important.
Full disclosure: We’re most excited to see what Annabeth Gish does with Deidre, and there are plenty of character-related reasons to back that up. We swear it’s not just for alien show reasons, especially considering that alien show did her dirty in the end. But sure. Our excitement for Gish, specifically, is at least partially because we once loved…that.
Aside from the names we hear in the trailer, there are tons more Mayfairs. And one way this series could really fill in some holes is by introducing viewers to Great Nananne’s branch of the family tree right away. So far, though, there seems to be no indication of that.
But, then again, there’s no mention of Aaron Lightner or David Talbot either. At least, they’re not mentioned by name. The first trailer does, however, give newcomers a small introduction to the Talamasca.
The clips seem to indicate Tongayi Chirisa’s Ciprien is the one name-dropping the infamous Order. But we can’t tell for sure. And we obviously won’t know, from just a couple of minutes, everything about everyone we can expect to see. We’ll be interested to learn more about Ciprien when the series releases, though. Bet on it.
Until then, we really do need to refresh our reading.
Case in point: We vaguely remember Lasher being the most nuts concept in Rice’s arsenal. But uh. That was before the whole Atlantis thing. (Yes, we’ll mention how odd that was every chance we get — and we’ll make chances if there are none. Thank you for noticing.) So, yeah. Jack Huston has his work cut out for him…but maybe not as much as he once would’ve. That’s all we’re saying on that.
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