Salem

salem01Network: WGN America
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: April 20, 2014 — TBD
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Tamzin Merchant, Elise Eberle, Xander Berkeley, and Iddo Goldberg.

TV show description:      
A supernatural and historical drama, this TV show is set in the 17th century in colonial Massachusetts. During a significant time in the history of American politics, religion and society, this series tells the story behind the infamous witch trials.

Salem Village and Salem Town feuded over property, grazing rights and church rights. The government was dominated by Puritan leaders. People were scrutinized closely and this resulted in discord. They were afraid of being persecuted for anything that may offend the Puritan mindset and the word “witch” was an easy and appropriate curse hurled at someone who behaved abnormally.

In Salem, the witches are a part of day-to-day life, but they are not who or what they seem to be. Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery) is the most powerful witch of Salem and her secrets threaten her position of power. Mary is the wife of George Sibley (Michael Mulheren), the ailing, wealthy head of the Selectmen of Salem.

While leading a double life, Mary depends on her faithful servant and friend, mysterious Tituba (Ashley Madekwe), to carry out her agenda. Mary is ruthless, yet vulnerable; her world is torn into two when Salem’s native son, John Alden (Shane West) returns after many years at war. John and Mary were lovers before he left the Puritan town of Salem.

John takes on the role of being the voice of reason in this town that’s obsessed with witch hunts and unexplained phenomena. He realizes that suspicion and fear result in innocent people being victimized. Cotton Mather (Seth Gabel) is a well-educated local aristocrat who leads the witch hunt, preaches from the Bible, and visits a brothel in the evenings.

John and Mary find themselves in the middle of a romance while Cotton’s witch hunt engulfs the town in hysteria and horror, and the supernatural.

Series Finale:     
Episode #TBD
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: TBD

  

What do you think? Do you like the Salem TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?

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  1. Sandra says

    It’s a good series. I watched it on netflix and found I could not stop watching it. I really liked it. Please continue with the next season.

  2. DENNIS STORNELLI Sr. says

    I hope the writers can keep this going show going. It was very good the 2nd season. The cast is great & the marriage of Anne & Cotton was a good move!!!!!!

    • SalemCat says

      WGN America has renewed “Salem” for a third season, the network announced during the show’s panel at Comic-Con on Saturday.

  3. Larry says

    Salem is a show that comes around about every ten years or so. Salem would keep you on the edge of your seat till the next episode! The characters have been great in all their roles and seem to click from episode to episode. The show has everything you would want in a show. Action, history, imagination, bonds (good or bad) between characters. It’s not a thrown together show that has corny plots and characters. Very sad if this series is cancelled. I remember when my wife got hooked on the series (The Following). I had gotten to enjoy it also. The thing with that show was it wasn’t consistently edgy and flowing. It (The Following) started to go all over the place from episode to episode. It could have been a real good series. Salem has been in line right from the start. You can tell that the actors really must get along on and off the screen. This is the first time I have ever written about a show of any kind. This is a real great show and truly should be on the air. I truly hope the series continues and grows.

  4. Christine says

    Please, RENEW, Love everything about this show, the acting is great, the script, writing, producing, just everything. I think the ratings would better if it was not on Sunday. There is competition on the bigger channels, like HBO, etc. Salem is just as good if not better than Walking Dead, and similar shows on different networks. Please keep Salem alive. If not, then do not leave the fans hanging, maybe do a mini series to finish the show, if it must go off the air. With all of the junk on tv, keep this show alive.

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