A new photo and teaser have arrived to get us geared up for Season 2 of WGN America’s “Salem,” featuring Mercy (Elise Eberle), the Reverend Lewis’ increasingly powerful daughter. In the spot Mercy transforms the symbol of her torment at the hands of the town’s witches into a signal of the Witch War to come.
In “Salem” Season Two, kicking off in April 2015, the Grand Rite triggered at the end of last season is now under way, and death is in the air.
“Salem” is a bold re-imagination of the infamous 17th century witch trials in colonial Massachusetts. In the first season Captain John Alden returned home after seven years at war, only to discover that his true love, Mary, wed his old (and wealthy) nemesis George Sibley. During his years on the battlefield, Mary has emerged as a true power broker in a Puritan town fully immersed in witch panic.
Throughout a fiery first season, filled with wicked deceit and shocking revelations, John and Mary found themselves navigating a supernatural world where paranoia, revenge, evil, and hysteria reign. Ultimately, John risks his life for Mary, even after learning that she is the ruling witch of Salem who is at the center of all the mayhem plaguing the embattled village.
“Salem” stars Janet Montgomery as Mary Sibley, Shane West as John Alden, Seth Gabel (“Fringe”) as Cotton Mather, 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.
Created and written by Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, “Salem” is executive produced by Braga, Simon, and Prospect Park’s Jeff Kwatinetz and Josh Barry. Filmed on location in Shreveport, LA, the series is produced by Fox 21.