Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Drama 'The Talamasca' Becomes Third Anne Rice Series Ordered at AMC

AMC has today given a series order to the original drama series The Talamasca - the network's third series in its expanding Anne Rice Immortal Universe. Production on the 6-episode first season will commence this fall in Manchester, England for a premiere in late 2025.

Focused on a secretive society called The Talamasca, 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 have previously been featured in AMC's Interview With the Vampire and Mayfair Witches.

John Lee Hancock and Mark Lafferty developed the drama and will serve as co-showrunners on the first season. Hancock will also direct. They will executive produce with Mark Johnson. AMC Studios and Gran Via Productions will produce.

"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, AMC Studios and 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," added Hancock. "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."

"When John told me about a clandestine organization in the Immortal Universe with its own hidden agendas, I was immediately hooked," shared Lafferty. "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."