Type
Scripted
Premiered
Apr. 20, 2014
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
WGN America TV Network
Genre

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Salem

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 ignominious 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.

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Salem Cancelled After 3 Seasons

WGN America confirmed today that Salem will be ending after its current third season. The supernatural drama premiered its now-final season early last month and has so far aired five of its planned 10 episodes.
The series premiered in 2014 as the cable network's first original scripted drama. It followed the story behind the 17th century witch trials in colonial Massachusetts -an infamous part of history shrouded in darkness and mystery.
Fans of Salem will be relieved to hear that its creators were given enough advanced notice of the show ending to allow them to bring the story to a satisfying conclusion. Look for the series finale to air in early 2017.

5 years ago - Comment [1]
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Salem Renewed For Season 3

WGN America announced yesterday at Comic-Con in San Diego thatSalem has been renewed for a third season. The show, which is the cable network's first original scripted drama, recently concluded Season 2, where it averaged over 1.1 million total viewers.
Production on Season 3 will begin later this year, with an expected premiere in 2016.

7 years ago - Comment [6]
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'Salem' Renewed For A Second Season
WGN America has picked up Salem for a second season. Only three of its 13 episodes have aired of the first season, but that isn’t stopping the network from giving fans another order of its first original scripted series. Revolving around 17th century Salem, the drama tells the story of the witch trials and the supernatural in an evil, yet enticing way. Debuting strong with 3.4 million total viewers and 1.5 million among the key adults 18-49 demographic, now Salem fans are lucky to receive another 13-episode season.

8 years ago - Comment [7]
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Stephen Lang To Recur On 'Salem'
WGN America’s first original scripted series, Salem, is welcoming another familiar face to its historical and bewitching tale. Stephen Lang is joining the dark and twisted drama as Increase Mather, father to Seth Gabel’s Cotton Mather. In this recurring role, Lang’s character is described as an old-line, hardcore Puritan who led the way across the ocean to the Promise Land in the late 1600s. Just like his son, he’s also intellectual, spiritual and political, and one of the most influential and feared men in the country.


8 years ago - Comment [2]
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WGN America Release Another 'Salem' Trailer
A disheveled Shane West, a scary Seth Gabel and a powerful Janet Montgomery are on display in the newest trailer for Salem, WGN America’s first scripted drama series. Check out the latest trailer here. Salem premieres April 20th.

8 years ago - Comment [0]
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'Salem' Releases Another Teaser Video
WGN America’s first scripted series Salem has recently released a special web exclusive promising the new show to be an unforgiving and violent one. As you can see from the teaser here, the video shows members of 17th century Massachusetts gathering around a body of calm water. Then, when you least expect it, a dunking chair rises out of the water with a witch strapped to it. Salem is slated to debut this spring on WGN America.

8 years ago - Comment [0]
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WGN America Release First 'Salem' Trailer
"You. Will. Burn.” So promises the voice of Seth Gabel (Fringe, Arrow) in the first teaser trailer for WGN America’s first scripted drama series, the 17th century-set Salem. Also starring in the series are Shane West as a war veteran who returns to find his native Salem consumed by the hunt frenzy, Janet Montgomery as sorceress Mary Sibley and Ashley Madekwe as Mary’s alluring and ageless right-hand woman. Salem, from Brannon Braga, is scheduled to debut in Spring 2014. Check out the trailer here.

8 years ago - Comment [1]
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Shane West Joins 'Salem' As Male Lead
Shane West is trading spies for witches. The actor will follow up his 'Nikita' run with a starring role in WGN America’s first scripted drama series, the 17th century-set 'Salem.' West will play the male lead, John Alden, a hardened veteran of 10 years of war and captivity at the hands of the Indians. He returns to his native Salem to find it consumed in witch hunt frenzy.

8 years ago - Comment [1]
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Janet Montgomery Lands Lead In 'Salem'
WGN America has their first ever scripted series coming soon, and the project has found its lead, British actress Janet Montgomery. Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, 'Salem' explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials. The series centers on Mary Sibley (Montgomery), the beautiful, ruthless, yet vulnerable wife of the ancient, ailing but very wealthy George Sibley, one of the Salem town Selectmen.

8 years ago - Comment [2]
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