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We first told you about Wgn America‘s first venture into original scripted TV, Salem, back in June. Production began in earnest in November, and now we have the first TV spot, featuring the voice of wonderful Seth Gabel (Fringe, Arrow) as Cotton Mather, sounding appropriately judgmental, according to my graduate studies back in the day.
The witches in the spot, however, take “historically accurate” and dump it straight into the lake. Excellent!
TV Spot: Salem
For more details, check out the press release from when production began last month:
Wgn America enters the world of the most notorious witch trials in history with its first original scripted series “Salem,” as production begins today in Shreveport, La on the provocative Fox 21 drama. On an expansive set reflecting volatile 17th century Massachusetts, “Salem” explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them. »
- Erin Willard
The population of “Salem” has grown by four. Wgn America’s first scripted series “Salem” has tapped Liz Sarnoff (“Lost,” “Alcatraz”) as a co-executive producer, along with three others as the drama begins production in Shreveport, La., the network said Friday. Also read: Shane West to Star in Wgn America Series ‘Salem’ In addition to Sarnoff (pictured), Tricia Small, Jon Feldman (“Tru Calling,” “No Ordinary Family”) and Vahan Moosekian (“The Unit”) have also signed on as co-executive producers, joining already announced executive producers Josh Barry and Ryan Kwatinetz. Co-creators and writers Brannon Braga (“24,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation”) and Andy Simon (“The. »
- Tim Kenneally
In case you haven't been paying attention, witches are all the rage right now... and about damn time, too! Next to form a coven of its own is Wgn America, which kicked off production today on "Salem."
From the Press Release:
Wgn America enters the world of the most notorious witch trials in history with its first original scripted series, “Salem,” as production begins today in Shreveport, Louisiana, on the provocative Fox 21 drama. On an expansive set reflecting volatile 17th century Massachusetts, “Salem” explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them.
Created, executive produced, and written by award-winning writer/producer Brannon Braga ("24," "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Voyager," and "Enterprise") and Adam Simon (The Haunting in Connecticut), “Salem” launches Wgn America’s strategy to become a dedicated purveyor of innovative scripted fare.
- Debi Moore
3 items from 2013
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