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New Salem teaser asks if you're guilty or not

Jan. 8, 2014by: Ryan Miller

A new teaser has arrived for WGN America's upcoming series "Salem" and this time the townsfolk are trading in the noose for what they like to call a "dunking chair". I'm actually kind of surprised at how impressive this one looks because at first it sounded like they were trying to cash in on the success of FX's "American Horror Story: Coven", but "Salem" looks like it's going to be an entirely different beast. In “Salem” witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem. The show, which centers on an epic romance wrapped around this explosive revelation, delivers a bold new vision of Salem – and an even bolder new vision of witches.

"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 (“Human Target,” “Made in Jersey”) as the ruthless but vulnerable Mary Sibley, Salem’s most powerful enchantress – and Alden’s onetime love interest; Shane West (“Nikita,” “ER”) as handsome, hardened war veteran John Alden; Seth Gabel (“Fringe”) as local aristocrat Cotton Mather who fans the flames of Salem’s witch hunt; Ashley Madekwe (“Revenge”) as Mary’s mysterious, carnal accomplice; Xander Berkeley (“Nikita,” “The Mentalist”) as chief politician Magistrate Hale; Tamzin Merchant (“Jane Eyre”) as the forthright Anne Hale, an artist with a perilous attraction to Alden; and Elise Eberle (“The Astronaut Farmer”) as the mysteriously afflicted Mercy Lewis.

Extra Tidbit: Are you guys happy to see witches getting the spotlight in the horror genre lately?

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