Meet Salem's John Alden in the latest featurette

With WGN America's witch-themed new series "Salem" making its way towards its April 20th premiere date, we're starting to get introduced to some of the show's main characters. On tap today is a closer look at John Alden, a hardened war veteran and Mary's onetime love interest who returns to his native Salem to find it consumed in a witch hunt frenzy. Dig it below!

"Salem" explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them. Here's a synopsis:

"Salem" is set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts and explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials. The series will look to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American history.

“Salem” stars Janet Montgomery as the ruthless but vulnerable Mary Sibley, Salem’s most powerful enchantress – and Alden’s onetime love interest; Shane West as handsome, hardened war veteran John Alden; Seth Gabel as local aristocrat Cotton Mather who fans the flames of Salem’s witch hunt; Ashley Madekwe as Mary’s mysterious, carnal accomplice; Xander Berkeley as chief politician Magistrate Hale; Tamzin Merchant as the forthright Anne Hale, an artist with a perilous attraction to Alden; and Elise Eberle as the mysteriously afflicted Mercy Lewis.

"Salem" premieres on April 20 on WGN America.

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