‘Salem’ Renewed For Season 3 By WGN America

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WGN America has renewed its supernatural drama “Salem” for a third season.

The pickup of the series from Fox 21 Television Studios was unveiled Saturday as part of the show’s presentation at Comic-Con.

“Salem,” the first original scripted drama to bow on WGN America, wrapped its second season on June 28. It averaged 1.1 million total viewers and 545,000 in adults 18-49 in Nielsen’s live-plus-7 ratings.

The series created by Brannon Braga and Adam Simon is set among the witch trials in 17th century Massachusetts. Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Tamzin Merchant, Elise Eberle and Iddo Goldberg star. Lucy Lawless and Stuart Townsend were among the additions for season two.

Braga and Simon are exec producers along with Prospect Park’s Josh Barry and Jeff Kwatinez of Prospect Park, and Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson. Nick Copus is director and co-exec producer.

Production on season three will begin in Shreveport, La., later this year for premiere air next year.

“Salem” has been a building block for WGN America as it expands its original series offerings. It has three more scripted dramas on tap for next year: the sword-and-sandal epic “The Ten Commandments,” Appalachian family drama “Outsiders” and “Underground,” set in the slavery era against the backdrop of the activity in the underground railroad.

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  1. Mary, yes, another one says:

    Love the series “Salem” lived in that area for 20 years, happy to see the story live on, magick is afoot!

  2. small girl101 says:

    mary sibly should be back rumors hinted that she is not
    love her i dont know what salem would be without her
    please bring her back

  3. Grendel says:

    Great series! Brought back memories from when I went there as a kid from Lynn,Ma. Back then you could even go up the hidden staircase.(1940’s). Was always great fun.

  4. jim says:

    Smart move. Keep the good writing and acting coming.

  5. heather adamik says:

    oh my word LOVE LOVE LOVE this series. can’t wait till season 3. its just a “gasp” to watch. hope its on for years to come..

  6. Maria says:

    Great job with Season 1 and 2. I loved this series. Looking forward to Season 3.

  7. Dan Forest says:

    Kudos to WGN and the entire SALEM cast, crew, writers and producers! Fantastic characters, amazing SFX, costumes, sets and cinematography make pure magic!

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