Watch the Stylish and Spooky Trailer for WGN America's Witchy Salem (VIDEO)
As the great troubadour Donovan once sang with a velvety voice and probably a few puffs of marijuana smoke, "Must be the season of the witch." Indeed, spell-casting wenches have invaded television as of late, popping up on our favorite vampire shows, having their own little secret circles, living in the East End, and even forming all-girls schools in Louisiana.
With their popularity soaring, witches are as good as any subject to launch a network's run at original programming, and WGN America, known mostly for curses involving the hapless Chicago Cubs, is hoping hexes will charm viewers into checking out its witchy drama Salem. Starring Nikita's Shane West, Fringe's Seth Gabel (who narrates the teaser below), and Made in Jersey's Janet Montgomery, Salem is set in the famed late-1690s hotbed of witchcraft practitioners in Massachusetts.
For a first teaser for a new show from WGN America, I have to say I'm impressed! Salem looks like it's going to be all stylish and gloomy, with Puritans looking haggard and witches looking smokin' and hot, possibly literally. But there must be more to the show than stutter shots, mist, and slow-motion, right? We'll find out in 2014.
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