The audience continues to want tales of gothic romance, and AMC Networks continues to deliver, with the announcement of a potential third series in what it’s calling the “expanding Anne Rice Immortal Universe.” This series will investigate a secret organization dedicated to keeping humanity safe from some of the darker elements of the supernatural.
The unnamed project, currently in development, will focus on the Order of the Talamasca, a secret society set up to oversee the activities of vampires, werewolves, and witches, as well as other spooky creatures that might go bump in the night; the group was originally introduced in Rice’s 1988 novel The Queen of the Damned, and has since made appearances in both her Vampire Chronicles and Lives of the Mayfair Witches series. John Lee Hancock, who wrote and directed the Academy Award-nominated 2009 movie The Blind Side, is attached as showrunner.
News of the potential third series in the expanding Immortal Universe comes as AMC celebrates the success of both Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire and Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches; the two shows both ranked in the top 10 cable dramas for the 2022/2023 season to date, and are the two highest-rated series premieres on AMC+.
“The enthusiastic critical and fan reception to Interview and Mayfair is a great sign of what is yet to come in this immersive universe based on the works of Anne Rice,” president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks Dan McDermott said in a statement. “We’re excited to be in active development of the next installment in this growing franchise, written and to be showrun by the incomparable John Lee Hancock. The Talamasca is one of the most intriguing elements of Rice’s works and a connective thread through so many of her stories, the standalone and crossover potential for this third series is immense.”
More information about the project will be available if and when it moves forward, according to AMC Networks.
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