- 12:10 PM, Aug 17
WGN America's "Salem" enters the world of the most notorious witch trials in history, a period steeped in fear, suspicion, and hysteria. On an expansive set in Shreveport, La, built to reflect volatile 17th century Massachusetts, "Salem" explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them. In "Salem," 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 vision of Salem - and an even bolder new vision of witches.
In "Salem" season two, the Grand Rite triggered at the end of last season is now underway and death is in the air, but the Witch War is just beginning - and Salem is at the epicenter of both. In order to bring her plan to completion, Mary Sibley must not only control Captain John Alden (Shane West, "A Walk to Remember") and the citizens of Salem, but also those lurking in the shadows who seek the power she wields.
"Salem" boldly re-imagines the Infamous witch trials in the 17th century Massachusetts town. The storyline follows Captain John Alden returning from war to his hometown of Salem, where he finds it in the grip of a witch panic and discovers that his lost love, Mary Sibley, is now married to his old nemesis George Sibley. Throughout the fiery first season filled with wicked deceit and shocking revelations, the two must navigate a world where horror, hysteria and the Supernatural reign. At the end of season one, John commits to risking his life for his one true love, even after learning Mary is a witch and at the center of the hysteria plaguing Salem.
Continuing its bloody, sexy and fantastical reimagining of Colonial America, SALEM's third season dawns with the triumph of the witches' plan to remake the New World by bringing the devil to earth and making Salem his capital. But the devil is a liar, and instead of a New World free from murderous Puritan hypocrisy, his own plan will bring nothing but death and slavery with the ultimate aim of leading humanity to destroy itself. And there's only one person on earth who can beat the devil - the very witch that birthed him, his mother, Mary Sibley. The only problem is - she's dead. Or is she?