Kittens, as Acadia Eisenstein accurately predicted, it looks like it truly is turning into the season of the witch in movies and tv this year. With the success of occult-themed shows like Sleepy Hollow and American Horror Story: Coven, a bevy of dramatized witches is beginning to materialize on the entertainment landscape. Coming this spring from WGN is Salem, a supernatural drama set during the Colonial witch trials in the 1600’s, a time when belief in and persecution of witches was not only common, but legally sanctioned.
“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.”
Watch the newly released teaser trailer below and let us know in the comments – will you be watching?
– “The Witch” by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
– Come, Come into my Coven: American Horror Story Season 3
– Presenting ABC’s “The River”
I suppose as self-appointed spoil sport and know-it-all, I have to say that witches in Salem weren’t burned. They were hanged. Except for that guy who was squished. OK. I got it out of my system, sweetie. I’m better now. 😀
Hee, yes. I am hoping this will be good, but I’m guessing there will be quite a bit of historically inaccurate melodrama.
Oh, yeah! I love anachronisms. 17th century wristwatches for everyone! 😉
Looks interesting and well done, but of course without all the Hollywood-esque exaggerations it wouldn’t be THAT cool. 🙂
I imagine the costume department had to work overtime trying to figure out how to make cleavage-y Puritans. 🙂
It does look fun. I’ll be watching!
Looks pretty cool. 🙂
I think it’s worth at least an episode or two.
I suspect that we will only get this on pay to view channels in the UK so probably not.
I’ve actually been paying per episode for American Horror Story: Coven this season, which has been quite good. This one I don’t see being worth actual money, although I’m willing to try a few episodes if I can see them for free.
They sure look cleaner than people from the 17th century probably actually were.
Are you suggesting a fortnightly sponge-bath is somehow insufficient?