AMC Expands Anne Rice’s Immortal Universe with ‘The Talamasca’

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AMC has ordered a third series set in Anne Rice’s Immortal Universe, with the new show exploring the world of the Talamasca. The series will focus on the secretive organization devoted to studying the supernatural and protecting mortals from its dangers, as featured in several of Rice’s novels.

The show, tentatively titled “The Talamasca,” will follow the men and women who track and contain supernatural creatures, including witches, vampires, and werewolves. The Talamasca has already been introduced in AMC’s other two series based on Rice’s works, “Interview with the Vampire” and “Mayfair Witches.”

The third series will be written and showrun by John Lee Hancock (“The Blind Side,” “The Alamo”). Mark Lafferty (“The Right Stuff,” “Halt and Catch Fire”) will serve as co-showrunner, and Hancock will also direct the first episode.

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Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks, expressed his excitement about the new series: “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…We’re 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.”

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Hancock and Lafferty also shared their enthusiasm for the project, with Hancock intrigued by the idea of a clandestine organization with its own hidden agendas and Lafferty honored to work with such talented individuals.

The expansion of Rice’s Immortal Universe on AMC follows the success of “Interview with the Vampire” and “Mayfair Witches.” The new series is expected to premiere in 2025 and will consist of six episodes.

With the addition of “The Talamasca,” AMC continues to build upon Rice’s expansive collection of works, which they acquired the rights to in 2020. The collection includes 18 titles from “The Vampire Chronicles” and “The Lives of the Mayfair Witches” series, which have sold over 150 million copies worldwide.

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