Jack Huston joins Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches as Lasher
Jack Huston has been cast as Lasher, a key character and series regular, in AMC’s upcoming film. by Anne Rice Witches of Mayfair. He joins previously announced cast members Alexandra Daddario (The White Lotus), Harry Hamlin (Mad Men) and Tongayi Chirisa (Crusoe). The eight-episode series is currently in production in New Orleans and is slated for release later this year on the AMC+ streaming service.
Based on rice The life of the Mayfair witches trilogy, the series follows the story of a young neurosurgeon, played by Daddario, who unexpectedly discovers that she is the heiress of a family of witches. As she struggles with her newfound powers, she must deal with a sinister presence that has haunted her family for generations. As the villainous Lasher, Huston will play a shape-shifting entity that has been linked to the witches of Mayfair for hundreds of years.
Mark Johnson (You better call Saul), who remains committed to Rice’s legacy, oversees the development of her collection for streaming and television through AMC. Esta Spalding will serve as Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches showrunner and shares writing and executive producing duties with her masters of sex colleague Michelle Ashford. Christopher Rice, the author’s son, will also serve as executive producer. It is the second series in AMC’s growing Anne Rice universe.
Huston most recently appeared in Ridley Scott’s Oscar-nominated film Gucci House like Domenico De Sole. He will also appear in the next series of Amazon Video Expats alongside Nicole Kidman and Brian Tee.
AMC acquires rights to Anne Rice titles
Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches isn’t the only one of her novels currently in development by AMC. The network is also working on an adaptation of Interview with the Vampirethe author’s first novel.
Interview with the Vampire will star Sam Reid (The Astronaut Wives Club) like Lestat and Jacob Anderson (The iron Throne) in the role of Louis, the two central and opposing characters in the story. Its first season will also include eight episodes, available on AMC and AMC+ later this year.
In 2020, AMC acquired Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles Series and The Life of the Mayfair Witches Series. The rights to these 18 titles, including the popular Vampire Lestat and queen of the damnedare now owned by AMC Networks for television, streaming and partner distribution.
Christopher Rice will serve as executive producer on all AMC Anne Rice-related projects.
Anne Rice died on December 11, 2021 in Rancho Mirage, California. She was 80 years old.
Anne Rice’s Lives of the Mayfair Witches series in development at AMC
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