Alexandra Daddario has been solid within the lead function of the “Mayfair Witches” sequence at AMC, Selection has realized solely.
Based mostly on Anne Rice’s “The Lives of the Mayfair Witches” novels, the present was picked as much as sequence at AMC in December 2021. Daddario will star as Rowan, a superb physician who grapples together with her destiny because the inheritor to a household of highly effective witches.
“Alexandra is a singular expertise who has lit up the display in every little thing she’s been in and we couldn’t be happier to have her on board main the solid of a sequence that shall be a centerpiece of an increasing Anne Rice universe on AMC+ and AMC,” mentioned Dan McDermott, president of leisure and AMC Studios for AMC Networks. “We discovered our Rowan and might’t look ahead to her to satisfy viewers later this 12 months in a sequence being brilliantly conceived and led by Esta, Michelle and Mark.”
This marks the newest main TV function for Daddario in recent times. She was final seen within the critically-acclaimed first season of HBO’s “The White Lotus.” She has additionally starred in exhibits like “Why Ladies Kill,” “The Girlfriend Expertise,” and “True Detective.” On the movie facet, Daddario is thought for her roles in options akin to “San Andreas,” “We Have At all times Lived in a Fortress,” “Misplaced Transmissions,” and “Can You Preserve a Secret?,” the final of which she additionally govt produced.
Daddario is repped by UTA, Untitled Leisure, Rogers & Cowan PMK and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.
“Mayfair Witches” has been given an eight-episode first season order, with AMC planning to launch the present on its linear channel and streamer AMC Plus later in 2022.
Esta Spalding and Michelle Ashford function writers and govt producers on the sequence, with Spalding additionally serving as showrunner. AMC Studios, the place Spalding is at present underneath an general deal, will produce.
Selection solely reported in 2020 that AMC had acquired the rights to Rice’s ebook sequence “The Vampire Chronicles” and “The Lives of the Mayfair Witches,” comprising 18 titles in whole. Mark Johnson, who additionally has an general cope with AMC Studios, is overseeing the event of the books right into a streaming and tv universe. Anne Rice and her son Christopher function govt producers on all sequence and movies developed underneath the deal, although Anne handed away in December 2021.
“Mayfair Witches” is one in all two sequence based mostly on Rice’s work at present within the works at AMC, with a sequence model of “Interview with the Vampire” starring Sam Reid and Jacob Anderson at present in manufacturing.