New Supernatural Drama Disappears from AMC+

When’s the witching hour for Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches on AMC+ in NZ?

It was to have streamed from January 5 but now has been removed from the schedule.

“The premiere of Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches on AMC+ has been delayed in New Zealand,” AMC+ publicists said in a programming update. “More information on the new premiere date will be available in the new year.”

It’s not clear why NZ is missing out when US media report “AMC Networks is throwing everything it’s got at Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches.”

According to Deadline Hollywood, “The company will simulcast the series, which is the second in the Rice universe following Interview with a Vampire, across all five of its linear networks as well as streamer AMC+.”

The simulcast will be on AMC, AMC+, BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV, and WE tv onJanuary 8, with streaming to follow four days later on Shudder, Sundance Now, Acorn, and ALLBLK.

So hopefully it will still stream here around the same time but the NZ publicists can’t confirm this.

When I asked if it was being delayed in other markets or just NZ, they replied: “I’m afraid we don’t have any further information at this stage but we’re hoping the team will have an update to share early in the new year.”

In the meantime, there’s still no sign locally of the companion documentary All of Them Witches, which premieres today on AMC+ in the US.

According to the media release, it “examines the provocative history of witch hunts, paganism and voodoo, and challenges the myths that have become the fabric of popular culture”.

Experts interviewed include Pam Grossman, author of Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power, practicing witches Bri Luna and Amanda Yates Garcia, and content creator and actor Curly Velasquez.

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5 Responses to “New Supernatural Drama Disappears from AMC+”

  1. Warning: preg_replace(): Unknown modifier '/' in /home/customer/www/ on line 66
    December 22, 2022 at 5:25 pm

    Sounds like a licensing rights issue. Maybe the rights have already been sold to another NZ broadcaster.

  2. Yes, Mike, I thought that at first, too. And even though AMC is making cutbacks like everyone in the streaming business, it doesn’t make sense to flog off a property that’s part of AMC’s most ambitious new ‘universe’ since TWD.

  3. Actually Mayfair Witches is supposed to start on January 8th, according to AMC+ NZ 🤔

  4. Thanks, Trevor. Where did you see that announcement? I’ve scoured the AMC+ website and Smart TV app and can’t find a reference. I type the title into the search engine and nothing pops up.

  5. Actually it’s been advertised everywhere as January 8th so I assumed it’s the same for New Zealand. But it is weird not seeing the promo on AMC+ as it was on there 🤔

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