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[TV] “Weeds” Creator Developing “Salem” Series For HBO

After eight seasons on Showtime with “Weeds,” Jenji Kohan is headed for HBO.

The “Weeds” and “Orange Is the New Black” creator is developing a provocative period drama for the premium cable network, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

The untitled Salem period drama explores the circumstances surrounding one of the most compelling chapters in American history, when intolerance and repression set neighbor against neighbor and led a town to mass hysteria.

Kohan will pen the script with Bruce Miller and Tracy Miller. Kohan and Bruce Miller will also executive produce, while Tracy Miller will receive a supervising producer credit. The drama hails from Lionsgate TV, where Kohan is under an overall deal.

This new Salem project joins the rash of witch-themed series, including “American Horror Story: Coven,” “Witches of East End,” and the upcoming “Salem.”




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