How ‘Mayfair Witches’ Connects to ‘Interview With the Vampire’

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The supernatural universe is increasing! Mayfair Witches is the second installment in AMC’s Immortal Universe franchise — and it shares a number of connections to the community’s Interview With the Vampire sequence.

Like Interview, Mayfair Witches relies on books by the late Anne Rice, who died at age 80 in December 2021. The present follows Dr. Rowan Fielding (Alexandra Daddario), a neurosurgeon who learns she is the heiress of a robust household of witches. The forged additionally consists of Harry Hamlin as patriarch Cortland Mayfair, Jack Huston because the sinister spirit Lasher and Tongayi Chirisa as Ciprien Grieve, a brand new character created for the present.

Daddario hadn’t learn something by Rice earlier than taking up the position, however she knew that followers would have excessive expectations for the present. “I’ve been a part of guide variations and I’m nicely conscious, as an avid reader myself, followers have a deep love of the story and characters and need it to be true to the books,” the White Lotus alum advised The A.V. Membership earlier this month, including that she finally learn Lives of the Mayfair Witches earlier than and through filming. “The concept is to go in with the most effective intentions and attempt to be true to the story; it’s why they’re tailored within the first place. It’s how we approached it.”

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Alexandra Daddario.
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The Baywatch actress went on to disclose {that a} crossover with Interview is an “intention,” however hinted that followers shouldn’t anticipate it in season 1. The primary episode of Interview, nonetheless, included a quick nod to Mayfair.

Within the premiere, Grace de Pointe du Lac (Kalyne Coleman) will get upset when her brother Paul (Steven Norfleet) teases her about partaking within the people custom of “leaping the broom” at her marriage ceremony. Paul tells her there are “loads of brooms down the road on the Mayfair sisters’ residence,” which will get amusing from Louis (Jacob Anderson).

Each Interview and Mayfair are set in New Orleans, although they happen in several time intervals: Louis’ story begins within the 1910s, whereas Rowan’s story unfolds within the current day. Although Mayfair doesn’t characteristic any cameos by Interview characters in its inaugural season, it’s going to doubtless reference particulars first talked about in Rice’s Vampire Chronicles guide sequence.

Chirisa’s character, Ciprien, is a mixture of the guide characters Aaron and Michael. Aaron was a member of the Order of the Talamasca, a secret society based to maintain monitor of paranormal beings that was first launched in The Queen of the Damned (guide three of The Vampire Chronicles).

The primary season of Interview ended halfway by the motion of the primary guide, nevertheless it’s already been renewed for season 2 — and the interview parts between Louis and Daniel Molloy (Eric Bogosian) are already set within the current day.

“I believe that connection is the intention of the community and the creators of this world, nevertheless it’s one step at a time,” Daddario advised Display Rant earlier this month. “This present actually stands by itself, whereas additionally being vaguely in the identical world with a purpose to be probably mixed sooner or later.”

Mayfair Witches premieres on AMC Sunday, January 8, at 9 p.m. ET.