[03/19/15 - 12:23 PM] Video: WGN America Unleashes Full Season Trailer for "Salem: Season Two" Returning Sunday, April 5 at 10pm ET / 9pm CT In the series, witches are real - but they are not who or what they seem, and the stakes have never been higher in the struggle for the throne.
[via press release from WGN America]
WGN AMERICA UNLEASHES FULL SEASON TRAILER FOR "SALEM: SEASON TWO" RETURNING SUNDAY, APRIL 5 at 10pm ET / 9pm CT
WGN America has unleashed the FULL season trailer in anticipation of the season two premiere of its hit supernatural drama SALEM, returning Sunday, April 5 at 10 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. CT. The suspenseful, action-packed 60-second trailer, "SALEM: Epic War" unveils never-before-seen footage of the battle that lies ahead in the all-new season when the series returns with 13 episodes at the dawn of a Witch War. In SALEM, witches are real - but they are not who or what they seem, and the stakes have never been higher in the struggle for the throne. Season two opens as Salem's ruthless leading witch, Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery), has just completed a deadly supernatural ritual that unleashed a devastating plague on the town's unsuspecting citizens. As death and disease continue to spread through the war-torn village, Mary must face off against adversaries old and new, from within Salem and beyond, who are angling to challenge her power and authority.
Left for dead physically and emotionally, former war hero John Alden (Shane West) returns to Salem to take down the woman he loves, Mary, before she can destroy everything and everyone around her. The protector of the abused and Mary's own creation, Mercy (Elise Eberle) becomes the abuser as she seeks vengeance against the one who betrayed her - Mary. Haunted by guilt, Cotton Mather (Seth Gabel) is on a path of redemption, determined to right the wrongs he left behind. Circling the fray is the deadly Countess Marburg (Lucy Lawless), one of the only remaining descendants of an ancient and legendary German line - and the last of the true witches - who descends on Salem to claim what's hers, along with her charming, cultured and extremely loyal son, Baron Sebastian Marburg (Joe Doyle).
Mary must also contend with threats emerging from within her own coven, including her mysterious servant Tituba (Ashley Madekwe), whose allegiances are slippery and motives unclear; as well as the arrival of a new visitor who may pose a threat to her uncontested control over the town - Dr. Samuel Wainwright (Stuart Townsend), an educated man of science who seeks to uncover the secrets of Salem and the plague that claimed Isaac Walton (Iddo Goldberg, "Mob City") as its first victim. As rivals circle her throne, Mary's most vital task is shoring up support from Anne Hale (Tamzin Merchant), whose newly discovered identity as a cradle witch can render her either a powerful ally or a deadly foe. Despite Mary's ability to eliminate anything in her path, she does have one weakness that can be exploited - the sudden return of the son (Oliver Bell) she thought she gave up years ago.
From creators and writers Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, "Salem" is a gripping one-hour drama that boldly re-imagines the infamous 17th century witch trials in colonial Massachusetts. The series stars Janet Montgomery ("Made in Jersey," "Human Target"), Shane West ("Nikita," "ER"), Seth Gabel ("Arrow," "Fringe"), Ashley Madekwe ("Revenge"), Tamzin Merchant ("Jane Eyre"), Elise Eberle ("The Astronaut Farmer") and Iddo Goldberg ("Mob City"). New to the cast of "Salem" for season two are Lucy Lawless ("Xena: Warrior Princess", "Spartacus"), Stuart Townsend ("Betrayal," "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen"), Joe Doyle ("Raw") and Oliver Bell ("The Saint").
"Salem" is executive produced by Brannon Braga, Adam Simon, Josh Barry, Jeff Kwatinez, Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson. Nick Copus directs and serves as co-executive producer. The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios.