Thanks to hit series like ‘American Horror Story’ witches are all the rage right now. A new series is set to begin in 2014 called ‘Salem’ and you can get your first look above. ‘Nikita’s’ Shane West has been cast as the male lead in this WGN series. This will be the first original scripted series for WGN America. Also featured in the series is Arrow’s Seth Gabel and Janet Montgomery.
The series focuses on the Witch Trails that were held in the small town, a particularly dark period in American history. This time the witches are real, but the show hopes to go a little farther than just holding trials and burning people at the stake.
As the network describes the show is, “Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, SALEM explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil,”.
The network goes on to tease, “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.”