Mayfair Witches: Review 1.01 The Witching Hour


- Broadcasting date : 08/01/2023
- Dissemination platform: Disney+
- episode: 1.01 The Witching Hour
- Director: Michael Uppendahl
- Screenwriters: Michelle Ashford, Esta Spalding
- Performers: Alexandra Daddario, Tongayi Chirisa, Jack Huston, Harry Hamlin, Beth Grant, Erica Gimpel, Annabeth Gish, Jen Richards


If many people know Interview with a Vampire, the witch trilogy written by the same author Anne Rice, is much less famous, even if some of its characters make appearances in works of its saga concerning vampires. The first season of Mayfair Witches is the adaptation of the first book of his trilogy.

Michelle Ashford and Esta Spalding’s screenplay centers on a brilliant young surgeon who discovers strange powers as she desperately tries to help her adoptive mother. While on the other hand, we discover another young girl very attached to a strange man.

The idea of ​​having put these two stories in parallel is very interesting and allows us to understand a little better the portrait of a family of witches whose roots go back to the 17th century. This gives the opportunity to immerse yourself in the heart of a world to which the main character has none of the keys and to discover it in his company.

The heroine is, moreover, impeccably interpreted by Alexandra Daddario who is very credible. Jack Huston is interesting as a man close to the Mayfair family. Annabeth Gish is interesting as a young girl wanting to have fun. And Erica Gimpel accurately portrays an endearing adoptive mother.

The episode is faithful to what we find in Anne Rice’s novel. Even if the events are not presented in the same way. However, for now, the magic doesn’t really work. We are not completely caught up in a story where great care has been taken with the scenery and the characters.

Thus, if this first episode is watched with a certain pleasure, it will be necessary to see later if the atmosphere becomes denser and if the bewitchment takes place.

Even if the realization of Michael Uppendahl is neat and relies on a few twists to revive the attention and offer revelations to those who do not know the original story.

The first episode of Mayfair Witches is very clean, creating the desire to discover more, but without, for the moment, really captivating. With a story allowing to pose the environment and the characters, a realization putting the latter the honor and convincing comedians, the sequel will make it possible to know if this current adaptation of the vision of the witches of Anne Rice works today.

Knowing that, personally, I’m not a big fan of this one, while I really appreciate a number of witch stories.

Introductory and correct.


A young neurosurgeon discovers that she is the heiress of a family of witches. As she comes to terms with her newfound powers, she must also face a sinister presence that has haunted her family for generations.

According to the trilogy The Mayfair Witches Sagaby Anne Rice.


Mayfair Witches: Review 1.01 The Witching Hour