Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches on TV

I dig that y’all dig ficitonal tales of the “supernatural.” Who doesn’t? Now there’s a TV series based on the late great author Anne Ricce’s Mayfair Witches series of books. Here’s what veteran critic had to say:

“Just a few months after releasing their TV version of “Interview with the Vampire,” AMC continues its investment in the Anne Rice business with a new show, focused on a new supernatural lineage. Instead of the Vampire Lestat, this new series from creators Esta Spalding and Michelle Ashford is about the women of the wealthy and mysterious witches in the Mayfair family, the subject of three books by Rice. 

“In keeping with the lineage of witch stories across film, TV, and books, “Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches” depicts generations of women and their experiences that echo across lifetimes, going up against types of entitled, gross, manipulative men who are a fact of patriarchal societies. This also means that “Mayfair Witches” has a whole lot of backstory—there’s even a look at the Mayfair women in the 1600s, and it only nudges the overall story along so much. There’s a vital excitement needed for the latest and main chapter of Mayfair lore that’s gravely missing here, despite it having some style that includes the pervasive presence of dark teal and more sumptuous New Orleans production design from Rice’s developing TV universe. But no saga about a person learning about their witch ancestry, and the secret society meant to protect them, should feel this hollow.”

Read his whole spiel:

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