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Shreveport-Shot ‘Salem’ Season 2 Key Art

by Jordan McGuire on February 27, 2015

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Mary Sibley is the baddest witch in Salem. WGN America has just released key art for Season 2 of Salem. The series will pick up during the epic Witch Wars. Janet Montgomery plays the powerful witch Mary Sibley who will face rivals old and new, contending for her mighty throne.

The war-torn town of Salem has undergone wretched havoc as Mary Sibley defends her sovereignty. Shane West, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Tamzin Merchant, Elise Eberle and Iddo Goldberg will return with Montgomery for Season 2. New faces such as Lucy Lawless, Stuart Townsend, Joe Doyle and Oliver Bell will inhabit the old witch town in 17th century Massachusetts.

Watch the Season 2 trailerSalem Season 2 premieres April 5. For more information visit the official website wgnamerica.com.

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Mary Sibley hanging from a traditional cross as the world behind her is turned upside down.

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A crow roosts on a witch atop a maligned church.

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Mary Sibley is centered holding a severed noose as her rival witches unnervingly float behind her.

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A noose secures the lips of a witch and is lowered to form the ‘A’ in the Salem title.

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‘Salem’ Season 2 Will Premiere on April 5

by Jordan McGuire on January 29, 2015

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The first original scripted series from WGN America will return with its sophomore season on Sunday, April 5. Salem recently added recurring stars Lucy Lawless and Peter Townsend to the cast in Shreveport, Louisiana.

The thirteen-episode second season is described as a “witch war.” Janet Montgomery’s Mary Sibley, the deadliest witch in Salem, vies to take control of the 17th century town in Massachusetts. In this re-imagining of the Salem witch trials, Mary Sibley will face rival witches as they all fight for the proverbial witch throne.

Season one of Salem is available to binge watch on Netflix now. You have plenty of time to catch up with the witchy bedlam, and you can watch the Salem Season 2 trailer here.

The supernatural thriller is written and created by 24’s Brannon Braga and Adam Simon and is produced by Fox 21. The show also stars Shane West, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Tamzin Merchant, Elise Eberle and Iddo Goldberg.

As Scene mentioned earlier, Lucy Lawless will play Countess Marburg and Stuart Townsend will play Samuel Wainwright. Marburg is one of the last descendants of a legendary line of German witches and Wainwright is the perplexing doctor exploring Salem for its deepest secrets. Joe Doyle has the role of Baron Sebastian Marburg who is a charming son-of-a-witch(weak pun intended). Mary’s long-lost son is played by Oliver Bell.

Keep an eye on updated scheduling by visiting Salem’s official website wgnamerica.com.

Source: Variety

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Lucy Lawless and Stuart Townsend will join the Shreveport-shot Salem cast for season two. Both actors will have recurring roles. Lawless will play Countess Marburg and Townsend will play Samuel Wainright. Salem is set in the 17th century during the notorious witch trials where executions were part of the town’s narrative.

Parks And Recreation alum Lawless will switch gears from playing Ron Swanson’s wife to become Countess Marburg, a woman with the long bloodline of German witches. Townsend, who famously took the role of Lestat in Anne Rice’s Queen of the Damned, will play an English aristocrat, Samuel Wainright.

The first season starring Shane West and Janet Montgomery gained a strong following. Salem brings the witch trials to life and doesn’t stop until an execution is made.

Make sure to binge watch season one on Netflix and check out Salem’s season 2 trailer here. Also, read Scene’s exclusive interview with Baton Rouge native and Salem star Shane West here.

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TRAILER: Shreveport-shot ‘Salem’ Season 2

by Jordan McGuire on December 2, 2014

On May 5th, 2014 Shreveport-shot Salem was granted a thirteen episode season two. Today, WGN released the first glimpse of season two. The seventeenth century witch trial phenomenon stars Brit Janet Montgomery and Louisiana native Shane West.

Ironically this was the first project that sent West back to his home state of Louisiana. In our interview with the Baton Rouge native, West admits a running joke within his family saying that he would never shoot in Louisiana. Following his nine months in Toronto filming Nikita he was offered his lionhearted role to play John Alden.

No word yet on when the show will return.

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