WGN's Salem series lands a director

Back in June we hit you folks with some news on WGN America's upcoming original series titled "Salem", from Brannon Braga ("24", "Star Trek: TNG", "Terra Nova") and Adam Simon (THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT). According to Deadline, it appears that the series has found the right man for the job as it will see Richard Shepard helm the project as well as executive produce. There's definitely a lot of potential with a TV series exploring the Salem witch trials so hopefully Shepard can dial in on all of the disturbing elements behind it because that shit is pretty damn fascinating.

"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.

Production is currently set to begin this fall in Louisiana and is aiming for a premiere on WGN in 2014. More on this as we get it!

Extra Tidbit: More than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft — the Devil's magic — and 20 were executed.
Source: Deadline



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