[TV] WGN’s “Salem” Trailer Makes Witching Look Fun!

Salem WGN

WGN America enters the world of the most notorious witch trials in history with its first original scripted series “Salem,” which filmed this year in Shreveport, La.

On an expansive set reflecting volatile 17th century Massachusetts, “Salem” explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them.

The first teaser has been released, and while it looks pretty damn cool, it does make light of the persecution of women, turning it into a light-hearted affair. In short, it looks cool to be a witch, even when you’re burning alive…

Created, executive-produced and written by award-winning writer/producer Brannon Braga (“24,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation, Voyager and Enterprise”) and Adam Simon (“The Haunting in Connecticut”), “Salem” launches WGN America’s strategy to become a dedicated purveyor of innovative scripted fare.

“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.

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.

 
  • djblack1313

    this could be good! i need a real/better trailer to get a better reading on the show.

    • dirtyghettok

      If you comment on Bloody Disgusting, you be a witch.

      • djblack1313

        LOL. well i AM a member of American Horror Story’s COVEN. so….:)

  • David

    “and if she puts too much mayo in the tuna salad… she be a witch”

  • Chrissie-Watkins

    Witches are the new zombies, which were the new vampires.

  • ThunderDragoon

    I love that witches are getting the spotlight now. They’re my favorite supernatural being.

  • Salem-Witch-Wiles

    Being a witch IS fun, but we can’t throw people across the room and stuff like that. I guess that’s a good thing because, for the most part, we don’t have to worry about getting burned either.