Salem has officially been put to rest
WGN America has announced that the current third season of the drama will be its last. The series finale is slated to air in early 2017.
Created by Brannon Braga and Adam Simon and produced by Fox 21 Television Studios. The show is set against the backdrop of the Salem witch trials of the 17th century and centers on the powerful enchantress Mary Sibley, played by Janet Montgomery. The cast also includes Shane West, Seth Gabel, Tamzin Merchant, and Ashley Madekwe.
“We are grateful to WGN America and Fox 21 for being terrific partners and giving us free reign to create a satisfying conclusion — one we believe respects our love of storytelling and the show’s passionate fans,” Braga and Simon said in a statement. “We knew this would be the third and final season and were able to craft an exciting climax to Mary’s transformational saga.”
Matt Cherniss, president and general manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios, said in a statement, “Salem is a fantastic show that greatly contributed to our successful launch into original programming. We thank Brannon, Adam, our talented cast and our partners at Fox 21, for entrusting us with their unique and remarkable vision for the world of Salem. We also thank the fans for their loyal support of the show.”