Next year, WGN America, the basic cable network that's mostly known for sitcom reruns and Chicago-based sporting events, will try their hand at scripted dramas. And here's your first peek as they have unveiled a teaser trailer for their first original series "Salem."
Created by veteran TV producer/writer Brannon Braga (24, Star Trek: The Next Generation) and screenwriter Adam Simon (The Haunting in Connecticut), "Salem" fictionalizes the infamous 17th-century Salem witch trials, when women (and men, as well) were indiscriminately accused of witchcraft by the powers that be.
Tamzin Merchant, Ashley Madekwe, Elise Eberle, Xander Berkeley, Shane West and Seth Gabel star as members of a colonial Massachusetts village who find themselves facing an outbreak of mass hysteria caused by an irrational fear of black magic and devil worship.
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 of this infamous period in American history. 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.