Harry Hamlin, who you might remember from the original 1981 Clash of the Titans, has signed on for a series regular role in the AMC series “Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches”, Deadline reports.
The 8-episode series focuses on an intuitive young neurosurgeon who discovers that she is the unlikely heir to a family of witches. As she grapples with her newfound powers, she must contend with a sinister presence that has haunted her family for generations.
The “Mad Men” star also joins the previously announced Alexandra Daddario (Texas Chainsaw 3D, We Summon the Darkness), who took the lead role of Rowan, “a brilliant doctor who grapples with her fate as the heir to a family of powerful witches.”
Hamlin will play Cortland Mayfair, current reigning patriarch of the Mayfair clan with a voracious appetite for more money, more power and more life, in his first series regular role in over two decades.
Esta Spalding (“Masters of Sex,” “On Becoming a God in Central Florida”) and Michelle Ashford (“Masters of Sex,” “The Pacific,” “John Adams”) are both executive producers and writers of the series. Spalding, who has an overall deal with AMC Studios, will serve as showrunner.
“Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches” is the second series in an expanding Anne Rice universe at AMC, following “Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire”. It’s slated to debut on both AMC and AMC+ later this year.