First Look: SALEM Season 1 Trailer

This weekend on WGN (Sunday, April 20 at 10/9c), their first scripted series premieres, and from the looks of it, it’s going to be very, very dark! Check out the just released 2-minute trailer that shows us a little bit about what’s coming in the dark world of SALEM.

In SALEM, “the 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 version of Salem – and an even bolder new vision witches.”

“Salem” stars Janet Montgomery (“Human Target,” “Made in Jersey”) as the ruthless but vulnerable Mary Sibley, Salem’s most powerful enchantress; Shane West (“Nikita,” “ER”) as handsome, hardened war veteran John Alden – and Mary’s onetime love interest; 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; Elise Eberle (“The Astronaut Farmer”) as the mysteriously afflicted Mercy Lewis; and Iddo Goldberg (“Mob City”) as outcast Isaac Walton.



“Salem” explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them.  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” is WGN America’s first original scripted series and launches the network’s strategy to become a dedicated purveyor of innovative scripted fare.

Will you be watching?