As much as I enjoyed "American Horror Story: Coven", everything we've seen so far from WGN America's upcoming witch-themed series "Salem" looks like it could cast an even more transfixing spell over viewers this April. I am completely sold on this one, folks, especially after peeping this latest promo titled 'Worse Than a Witch Hunt' that we have for you below. Hopefully "Salem" will deliver the goods.
"Salem" was conjured up from Brannon Braga ("24", "Star Trek: TNG", "Terra Nova") and Adam Simon (THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT), and will go straight to series with 13 episodes. Back in August of last year we learned that "Salem" had tapped Richard Shepard to direct as well as executive produce the series, and in late October learned that Janet Montgomery (WRONG TURN 3) was set to topline.
“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" 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. The witches featured are real, but they are not who or what they seem. What’s more, the drama, 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.
Peep the latest promo below.
Not bad, eh? That creepy witch that we got a brief glimpse of has me thinking that we'll be in for a real treat when "Salem" premieres on April 20 on WGN America. Below we also have the latest still to share with ya.