Who’s ready for more heathens, bewitching witches, Puritans and the dark and twisted drama of ‘Salem’? Well, get ready, because the WGN America series has just been picked up for a second season.
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Only three of its 13 episodes have aired of the first season, but that isn’t stopping the network from giving fans another order of its first original scripted series. Starring Shane West, Janet Montgomery, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Iddo Goldberg, Elise Eberle, Xander Berkeley and Tamzin Merchant (it’s quite the star-studded cast), ‘Salem’ hails from Brannon Braga and Adam Simon.
Revolving around 17th century Salem, the drama tells the story of the witch trials and the supernatural in an evil, yet enticing way. Debuting strong with 3.4 million total viewers and 1.5 million among the key adults 18-49 demographic (factoring in seven days of DVR), now ‘Salem’ fans are lucky to receive another 13-episode season.
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"At WGN America, we are committed to delivering compelling, brand-defining programming rich with fascinating characters and ‘Salem’ has done just that,” said Matt Cherniss, president and general manager at WGN America and Tribune Studios. "Brannon Braga, Adam Simon, the talented cast and our great partners at Fox 21 have opened up an intriguing world that has captivated viewers.”
Per Braga, "The fans have been fantastic and we plan to continue keeping them on the edge of their seats."
WGN America is also set to debut two more originals, including ‘Manhattan’ and its ‘10 Commandments’ miniseries.
‘Salem’ airs Sundays at 10/9c on WGN America.