That hexing toad you crammed into the mouths of the people in charge of WGN America worked: The network is headed back to Salem.
Just three episodes into the freshman series' run, the cable channel has ordered a second season of the witchy drama; Season 2 will begin production later this year for a 2015 debut. Salem is WGN America's first original scripted series and the first to receive a renewal.
"At WGN America, we are committed to delivering compelling, brand-defining programming rich with fascinating characters and Salem has done just that," WGN America president Matt Cherniss said in a statement. "Brannon Braga, Adam Simon, the talented cast and our great partners at Fox 21 have opened up an intriguing world that has captivated viewers. We look forward to bringing more great storytelling, scares, and surprises to viewers as the saga unfolds." Cherniss did not mention whether any more amphibians would be shoved down townsfolk's throats.
Salem, starring Janet Montgomery, Shane West, and Seth Gabel, re-imagines the 17th century witch trials in Massachusetts. Except in this version of the story, the accused witches really did cast spells and curses on the residents of Salem. It would be a much more boring series if they didn't, right?
WGN America's second original series, a period piece titled Manhattan that's set against the backdrop of the nuclear era (watch the first trailer here!), premieres in July.
Salem airs Sunday nights at 10pm on WGN America.
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