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AMC Greenlights Third Series in its Anne Rice Immortal Universe Set in the Secretive World of the Talamasca

Tongayi Chirisa as Ciprien Grieve in "Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches"

AMC Networks has announced it has greenlit a third series in its expanding Anne Rice Immortal Universe. The drama, slated for AMC and AMC+, will focus on a secretive society called The Talamasca. With a working title of “Anne Rice’s The Talamasca” and slated for a 2025 premiere, the series will feature the men and women responsible for tracking and containing the witches, vampires, werewolves, and other creatures scattered around the globe.

Members of The Talamasca are introduced in “Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire” and “Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches,” the two current series in AMC’s Immortal Universe franchise. Oscar-nominated John Lee Hancock (“The Blind Side”) and Mark Lafferty (“The Right Stuff”) are serving as writers, co-showrunners, and executive producers of the new series. Hancock will also direct.

“This is a story we’ve been developing and wanting to tell from the earliest moments of this franchise, focused on a fascinating and compelling secret society that has already appeared in both of our existing Anne Rice series, The Talamasca,” said Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks. “As with all of these shows, we are thrilled to have such a high level of talent involved, represented here by John Lee Hancock and Mark Lafferty, and of course working closely with producer Mark Johnson as the creative head of our Anne Rice Immortal Universe.”

“Interview with the Vampire” is currently in the midst of its critically acclaimed second season, which premiered on May 12 on AMC and AMC+. Journalist Daniel Molloy (Eric Bogosian) is aided in his interview of the vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac by a member of The Talamasca. Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches” season two is currently in production in Dublin.

“With the second season of ‘Interview with the Vampire’ currently receiving the best reviews of any show on television and with the production of ‘Mayfair Witches’ about to wrap in Ireland, promising an even more compelling and unnerving second season, the question is what do we now add to the Immortal Universe of Anne Rice,” said Mark Johnson. The answer is a completely different show from the first two, but a show that nevertheless belongs under the Anne Rice umbrella. The Talamasca marries the procedural spy thriller with the supernatural and expands the thrills and the pleasures of our franchise’s ambitions.”

Season one will consist of six episodes and premiere on AMC and AMC+ in late 2025. The series is scheduled to go into production this fall and shoot in Manchester, England.

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