Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New Extended Trailer For WGN's 'Salem' Conjures Up Witchy Goodness

Courtesy WGN
The series premiere of WGN's supernatural drama, "Salem" is this Sunday, April 20 at 10 p.m. ET and here's a full two minutes of creepy goodness to entice you. Inspired by the events that occurred in 17th century Salem, Massachusetts, the drama includes many of the real characters that came from this tumultuous point in history.

The new series stars Janet Montgomery (“Human Target") as Mary Sibley, Shane West (“Nikita,” ER”) as John Alden, Seth Gabell (“Fringe”) as Cotton Mather, Xander Berkeley (“The Mentalist”) as Magistrate Hale, Ashley Madekwe (“Revenge”) as Tituba, Tamzin Merchant (“Jane Eyre”) as Anne Hale, Elise Eberle (“The Astronaut Farmer”) as Mercy Lewis and Iddo Goldberg (“Mob City”) as Isaac Walton.

Here are some of the Twitter accounts for the cast so you can follow along in all the witchy fun:

Shane West: @shanewest_1
Seth Gabel: @sethgabel
Ashley Madekwe: @smashleybell
Elise Eberle: @eliseeberle
Tamzin Merchant: @tamzinmerchant

The description for the first episode, "The Vow," reads, "John Alden (West) returns from war to discover that the woman he left behind is now married to another man and that his hometown of Salem, Mass., is in the midst of a witch panic in the premiere of this supernatural drama."

Series Synopsis:
Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, 'Salem' explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American history. In Salem, witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem.

-Larissa Mrykalo