A new period thriller that profiles the witch trials, “Salem” is set to premiere on Space on April 20th.
Starring Janet Montgomery (“Entourage”) and Shane West (“ER”), the 13-episode, one-hour series explores what truly fuelled the town’s infamous witch trials, and uncovers the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind this infamous period in American history.
In the premiere episode of “Salem” (Sunday, April 20th at 9pm), after 10 years of service fighting in the French and Indian War, John Alden (Shane West) returns to his home in Salem, Massachusetts, intent on reuniting with his love, Mary (Janet Montgomery). Upon his arrival, he is stunned to discover that the town has been swept up in a wave of witch-hunt hysteria, and that Mary has married the town’s richest and most powerful resident.
Montgomery stars as Mary Sibley, Salem’s most powerful enchantress, and West as handsome, hardened war veteran John Alden. “Salem” also stars Seth Gabel (“Arrow”) as local aristocrat Cotton Mather, who fans the flames of Salem’s witch hunt, and Ashley Madekwe (“Revenge”) as Mary’s mysterious accomplice and confidante, Tituba.
“Salem” is produced by Fox 21, Prospect Park, and Braga Productions.