The BBC has secured the rights to the supernatural drama “Mayfair Witches,” which is based on Anne Rice’s best-selling novels. The eight-part series, produced by AMC NETWORKS, features Emmy®-nominee Alexandra Daddario (known for “The White Lotus”), Jack Huston (“House of Gucci,” “Fargo”), Harry Hamlin (“Mad Men”), and Tongayi Chirisa (“Palm Springs,” “Antebellum”).

Adapted from Anne Rice’s renowned trilogy, “Lives of the Mayfair Witches,” the show delves into themes of female empowerment and the mortal consequences of our choices. The narrative centres around Rowan (played by Alexandra Daddario), a perceptive young neurosurgeon who discovers her supernatural abilities and unexpected inheritance as a member of a family of witches. As she grapples with her newfound powers, she must confront a malevolent force that has plagued her family for generations.

“Mayfair Witches” follows the highly praised “Interview with the Vampire,” another AMC NETWORKS production based on Anne Rice’s works, which recently aired on BBC Two and is available on iPlayer.

Sue Deeks, Head of BBC Programme Acquisition, says: “Mayfair Witches, the second series set in Anne Rice’s Immortal Universe, conjures up a darkly distinctive and richly atmospheric companion piece to the critically acclaimed Interview with the Vampire.”

The BBC acquired Anne Rice’s “Mayfair Witches” (8 x 60) from AMC NETWORKS. The executive producers include showrunner Esta Spalding (“Masters of Sex,” “On Becoming a God in Central Florida”), Michelle Ashford (“Masters of Sex,” “The Pacific,” “John Adams”), Mark Johnson, Director Michael Uppendahl, and Jeff Freilich. The series was directed by Uppendhal (Episodes 1 & 2), Axelle Carolyn (Episodes 3 & 4), Haifaa al-Mansour (Episodes 5 & 6), and Alexis Ostrander (Episodes 7 & 8).