[10/26/16 - 10:09 AM]
WGN America's Hit Supernatural Thriller "Salem" Returns Halloween Week Wednesday, November 2 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
In advance of the premiere, the network released a riveting new trailer featuring a gruesome twist on "Cats Cradle."

[via press release from WGN America]



"Salem" Cast and Creative Team to Live Tweet the Premiere Episode; Fans to Join the Conversation @SalemWGNA, #SalemWGN World Premiere Screening, Tuesday, November 1 at The Paley Center, Los Angeles

"This show is bat sh*t crazy and I love it. Definitely guilty-pleasure TV!" - Greg Evans, Deadline

"... returns Halloween week with more atmospheric chills and bloody scares" - Liam Mathews, TV Guide

"... may be the bloodiest, most destructive season of the show yet." - Chris Hayner, Zap 2 It

"we'll soon have our favorite witches back on screen" - Laura Sirikul, Nerd Reactor

Los Angeles, October 26, 2016 - Everything in "Salem" has gone to hell when WGN America's hit supernatural thriller returns Halloween Week, Wednesday, November 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. In advance of the premiere, the network released a riveting new trailer featuring a gruesome twist on "Cats Cradle." The devil has arrived in "Salem" and everything he promised the witches is a lie! He has his own plans that will bring nothing but death and destruction and there's only one person on earth that can stop him. The only problem is - she's dead. Or is she? In the most twisted season yet, legendary recording artist Marilyn Manson guest stars as the bloody barber surgeon Thomas Dinley.

In the premiere episode, written by series creators Brannon Braga and Adam Simon and directed by Nick Copus, John Alden (Shane West) is forced to bury his love Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery), and her mysterious servant Tituba (Ashley Madekwe) now with the abilities of the seer, has a horrifying vision of hell on earth. She knows the only person who can stop this evil and beat the devil (Oliver Bell) - is the very witch that birthed him, his mother, Mary Sibley. Meanwhile, Isaac (Iddo Goldberg) takes it upon himself to attempt to clean up Knocker's Hole and get revenge against Mercy (Elise Eberle), who has found her calling running the brothel. Still struggling with her new powers, Anne Hale (Tamzin Merchant) continues to imprison her husband Cotton Mather (Seth Gabel), using her familiar Brown Jenkins. With the help of Baron Sebastian Marburg (Joe Doyle) and his old ally and fallen angel, The Sentinel (Samuel Roukin), the devil is planning a massive attack and war with God that will culminate in the ultimate showdown between good and evil!

Salem fans, #Heathens, are invited to "tweet up" with the cast and creative team as they live tweet the premiere episode on Wednesday, November 2 (9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT), @SalemWGNA, #SalemWGN. Tweet to @SalemWGNA during the "live tweet" for a chance to win exclusive "Salem" promotional items.

"Salem" will celebrate season three with a world premiere event advance screening and conversation at The Paley Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. PT. Creators and Executive Producers Brannon Braga and Adam Simon will join series stars Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Ashley Madekwe, Elise Eberle and Iddo Goldberg for a captivating conversation following the season three premiere screening.

Leading up to the premiere, the spellbinding series has unveiled first looks, extended sneak peaks and surprised hundreds of fans at standing room only panel discussions at the two biggest pop-culture conventions in the country, San Diego Comic-Con and New York Comic Con. The series will also host a special screening at the prestigious Savannah Film Festival, on Friday, October 28 with Shane West, Elise Eberle, Joe Doyle and Brannon Braga.

Heralding the witchy holiday, WGN America will air the series pilot episode for fans to relive the magic on Halloween night, Monday, October 31 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

"Salem" stars Janet Montgomery ("This is Us," "Made in Jersey") as Mary Sibley, Shane West ("Nikita," "ER") as Captain John Alden, Seth Gabel ("Arrow," "Fringe") as Cotton Mather, Ashley Madekwe ("Revenge") as Tituba, Tamzin Merchant ("Jane Eyre") as Anne Hale, Elise Eberle ("The Astronaut Farmer") as Mercy Lewis, Iddo Goldberg ("Mob City") as Isaac Walton, Joe Doyle ("Raw") as Baron Sebastian Marburg, Oliver Bell ("The Saint") as Mary's son and renowned recording-artist Marilyn Manson guest stars as Thomas Dinley. New this season is Samuel Roukin ("TURN: Washington's Spies") as The Sentinel.

Created and written by Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, "Salem" is executive produced by Braga, Simon, Kelly Souders, Brian Peterson and The Firm's Jeff Kwatinetz and Josh Barry. The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios.

WGN America and Tribune Studios

WGN America, the flagship entertainment network of Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is nationally distributed in nearly 80 million homes via cable, satellite and telco, with high-quality entertainment programming including the breakout hit series "Outsiders," "Underground" and "Salem." The network also brings its audience a strong slate of popular first-run syndicated series and blockbuster movies. Through Tribune Studios, the creative development arm of Tribune Media, original content is produced for WGN America and Tribune local stations nationwide. Follow the network on Twitter @wgnamerica. For additional information, please visit www.wgnamerica.com.

Fox 21 Television Studios

Fox 21 Television Studios is a production unit housed within Fox Television Group devoted to making creatively ambitious scripted and unscripted series for all distribution platforms. Fox 21 Television Studios currently produces the sensation from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson "The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," the Emmy and Golden Globe winning "Homeland," starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin, the critically acclaimed "The Americans" (with FX Productions) starring Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell, Brannon Braga and Adam Simon's "Salem," and Howard Gordon's "Tyrant." New series include Fox 21 TVS' upcoming slate includes "Dice," from Scot Armstrong, Sean Furst, Bryan Furst, Richard Shepard, Bruce Rubenstein and Andrew Dice Clay, "Queen of the South," from M.A. Fortin, Joshua John Miller, David Friendly and Pancho Mansfield, and Kem Nunn, Alexandra Cunningham, Lenny Abrahamson, Michael London, and Brian Grazer's "Chance." Follow "Salem" on Twitter and YouTube @SalemWGNA. "Like" the series on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SalemWGNA.

  [october 2016]  


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