It’s upfronts season and AMC has made some exciting announcements. With the incredible success of AMC’s Anne Rice Immortal Universe, it’s time to add a 3rd installment. We already have my personal favorite the Interview with the Vampire series, as well as Mayfair Witches. If you’re familiar with The Vampire Chronicles then this next one should be familiar to you: The Talamasca Organization!

The Talamasca Organization was introduced in the third book of The Vampire Chronicles, The Queen of the Damned. The Talamasca Organization is a secret group in the series that is devoted to the study of the supernatural world. They are also in charge of keeping mortals safe from their darkest elements.

The Immortal Universe of Anne Rice is highly intricate and detailed. So, I’m going to do my best to help explain how this third installment ties everything together.

“The enthusiastic critical and fan reception to Interview and Mayfair is a great sign of what is yet to come in this immersive universe based on the works of Anne Rice,” said Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks. “We’re excited to be in active development of the next installment in this growing franchise, written and to be showrun by the incomparable John Lee Hancock. The Talamasca is one of the most intriguing elements of Rice’s works and a connective thread through so many of her stories, the standalone and crossover potential for this third series is immense.”


In the Anne Rice Immortal Universe, there are three very important members of the Talamasca Organization. These characters help interweave the stories of The Vampire Chronicles and Mayfair Witches together. Those are Jesse Reeves, David Talbot, and Merrick Mayfair. They’re all ex-members, but for this purpose, we’re just running with it.

Jesse Reeves is a descendant of Maharet. She and her brother Mekare are 6,000-year-old twins from ancient Kemet who accidentally began vampirism. They summoned the demon spirit Amel who possessed the daying Askasha and turns her into a vampire.

David Talbot is a Superior General of the Talamasca Organization who meets both Louis and Lestat at the end of The Queen of the Damned. He befriends both of them, as well as Armand, and also becomes a vampire. Eventually, his story takes him to our next member – Merrick Mayfair.

Merrick, who I don’t believe we have met in the Mayfair Witches series, is a member of the Talamasca Organization, as well as a powerful witch. She was raised by the organization, as well as David. Throughout the story, there is body-swapping, spirit-raising, love stories, and all sorts of craziness going on.

This is really just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many members of this Talamasca Organization it’s possible they could stick to these main three or go off on their own journey. Either way, I know I’ll be watching.



Get ready for an expansion of the hit Growing Up Hip Hop franchise with a new series, Toya & Reginae! Coming to WE tv, AMC’s unscripted network is a new reality series that follows Toya Johnson-Rushing and daughter of ex-husband Hip Hop Legend Lil’ Wayne, Reginae Carter, Toya & Reginae!

Toya & Reginae follows the ups and downs of one of Atlanta’s most dynamic mother daughter duos. Toya Johnson-Rushing and Reginae Carter have been famous for a very long time. Every tweet, comment, or post they make is dissected on all the hottest blogs because they present so fabulously and Reginae’s popularity since her sweet 16 party has never waned. However, what their fans see on social media is just scratching the surface. On each episode, fans will get to peek behind the curtain and see who they truly are: what’s happening in their love lives, how they navigate those relationships in conjunction with their exciting and demanding careers and their relationship with each other. As happy as they seem on social media, their lives are unpredictable and full of chaos as they navigate a seemingly dysfunctional family.

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Then, there’s another new WE tv series Bev is Boss! This new series is based on the life of music managing mogul Deb Antney, who rose to fame for breaking the careers of several high-profile artists, such as Gucci Mane, French Montana, and Nicki Minaj.

Bev is Boss brings you into the world of ‘Bev Anthony’… a strong, self-made woman who literally fought her way through the streets of Queens to beat all the odds and become a Boss in the male dominated music industry, demanding equality for herself and her artists. Her story is triumphant: she’s been a drug dealer, a numbers runner, a mentor, a mother, an entrepreneur and music mogul. She has a personality that loves hard and fights harder, which is how she has gained the respect of her clients, the industry and her peers. A self-made woman, Bev is – by every definition – an overcomer and a success.

Which new series are you most excited about? I know I cannot WAIT for the new Talamasca Organization series expansion of Anne Rice’s Immortal Universe!