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[TV] “Salem” Adds A Terrifying Puritan

Avatar baddie Stephen Lang, pictured, has been tapped for a recurring role on WGN America‘s drama series “Salem,” reports Deadline.

Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, “Salem” (thoughts here) explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials and centers on Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery), the beautiful, ruthless but vulnerable wife of the ancient, ailing but very wealthy George Sibley (Michael Mulheren), one of Salem’s town Selectmen.

Lang will play Increase Mather, an old-line, hard-core Puritan who led the way across the ocean to the Promised Land in the late 1600s. Intellectually, spiritually and politically, he’s the most influential man in the country — and the most feared.

“Salem” debuts this Sunday.



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