Walking Dead's Thora Birch cast in season 2 of AMC's Mayfair Witches series

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Variety reports that Walking Dead actress Thora Birch, who is very well known for her early role in the Halloween classic Hocus Pocus, has been cast in AMC's Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches. Birch was part of the Whisperers as Gamma (Mary) in season 10. She met her demise at the hands of Beta (Ryan Hurst). Birch will stay in the AMC family in her new role.

Mayfair Witches premiered on AMC in January 2023 and was recently renewed for a second season that is currently filming in New Orleans. The supernatural thriller was created by Esta Spalding (Lost August) and Michelle Ashford (The Pacific) and is based on Rice's trilogy of novels, Lives of the Mayfair Witches.

Birch will join the series in its second season as Gifford Mayfair, described as a self-deprecating tarot card reader and wannabe bohemian who spends much time at her lake house. She was announced with Alyssa Jirrells, who will portray Moire Mayfair, and Ted Levine as Julien Mayfair.

AMC also features another of Rice's novels adapted to a series, Interview With a Vampire season 2 will premiere on May 12.

Who did Thora Birch play in The Walking Dead series?

Birch portrayed Mary (Birch) in season 10 of The Walking Dead, and her sister, Frances, was played by Emily Lane in season 9 and Juliet Brett in season 10. After saving the life of the Whisperer's leader, Alpha (Samantha Morton), Mary would be dubbed Gamma and become third in command of the group. She was very loyal to the group, quite selfish and cruel.

Thora Birch as Gamma - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 10 - Photo Credit: Bob Mahoney/AMC /

She was the aunt of Adam, her sister's son, who would be adopted by Earl (John Finn) and Tammy Rose Sutton (Brett Butler) and, after their deaths, adopted by Alden (Callan McAuliffe). He was cared for by Barbara (Mandi Christine Kerr) after Alden's death.

After discovering Alpha's lies and continuing to experience guilt over the death of her sister, for which she was responsible, she would partner with the Coalition. She hoped to find a better life and a renewed relationship with her nephew.

By the end of her life, Gamma/Mary would sacrifice her own life to save others. Sadly, Beta would end up killing her, remaining around to wait for her to reanimate. Alden killed her with an arrow to the head, believing this was a mercy kill.

Ryan Hurst as Beta, Thora Birch as Gamma - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC /

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