AMC Networks Greenlights Third Anne Rice Series


AMC Networks has greenlit the third series in its expanding Anne Rice Immortal Universe, Anne Rice’s The Talamasca (w.t.).

Slated for a 2025 premiere, the new series will focus on The Talamasca, a secret society of men and women responsible for tracking and containing the witches, vampires, werewolves and other creatures that are 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.

John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) and Mark Lafferty (The Right Stuff, Halt and Catch Fire) are serving as writers, co-showrunners and executive producers of the new series. Hancock will also direct.

Season one of Anne Rice’s The Talamasca will consist of six episodes that will premiere on AMC and AMC+ in late 2025. It is scheduled to go into production this fall and will shoot in Manchester, England.

“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.”

“This all started for me with a call from Mark Johnson, who asked if I’d ever heard of The Talamasca,” Hancock said. “I was intrigued by the idea of an organization that, to me, had more than a passing resemblance to the CIA or MI6, which are necessary but not always necessarily transparent. An organization with its own secrets. Thankfully, Dan McDermott liked the take and so did Mark Lafferty, who is so talented and accomplished in the world of television. Many thanks to everyone from Gran Via to Mark Lafferty, to our talented writers and everyone at AMC, who have been supporters, advocates and cheerleaders from day one. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be involved and look forward to presenting a third series in the Anne Rice Immortal Universe.”

Lafferty commented, “When John told me about a clandestine organization in the Immortal Universe with its own hidden agendas, I was immediately hooked. I’ve admired his writing and directing for so long, and to be working with him is a true honor and thrill. Many thanks to Dan McDermott and all the incredibly talented people at AMC for their tireless support and talent, and to Mark Johnson—there is no better producer to learn from and work beside than him.”

Johnson added, “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? 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.”