Deadline reports that Annabeth Gish (“Midnight Mass”) who will also star in the upcoming Netflix series “The Fall of the House of Usher,” has joined the cast as Diedre.
Gish will star alongside the previously announced cast members Alexandra Daddario (Texas Chainsaw, Baywatch), Tongayi Chirisa ( Antebellum), Erica Gimpel (God Friended Me), Beth Grant (No Country for Old Men), and Jen Richards (Her Story).
“The series will focus on an intuitive young neurosurgeon who discovers that she is the unlikely heir to a family of witches. As she grapples with her newfound powers, she must contend with a sinister presence that has haunted her family for generations.”
Esta Spalding (“Masters of Sex”) and Michelle Ashford (“Masters of Sex) are both serving as both writers and executive producers. Spalding will also serve as showrunners.
The eight-episode first season will of “Mayfair Witches” will premiere later this year on AMC.
The new show is just the beginning, AMC has also acquired the rights to Anne Rice’s massive catalog which includes “The Vampire Chronicles series” that includes “Interview with the Vampire,” “The Vampire Lestat,” “The Queen of the Damned,” “Memnoch The Devil”, “The Tale of the Body Thief,” “The Vampire Armand,” “Vittorio the Vampire,” “56 Blood and Gold,” “Pandora,” “Prince Lestat,” “Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis,” “Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat”, “The Lives of The Mayfair Witches series: The Witching Hour,” “Lasher,” “Taltos”, and “The Vampire Chronicles”, “The Lives Of The Mayfair Witches,” as well as the crossover novels: “Merrick,” “Blackwood Farm,” and “Blood Canticle.”