The only thing worse than a witch hunt…

Still from WGN's new series SALEM premiering April 20th

...is a television series that tries to capitalize on popular media's witchy trend by being as over the top as possible. SALEM Premieres this Sunday on WGN: Just how trashy will it be? From the looks of things in the latest trailer, pretty trashy. I'm pretty sure this series was in the works before AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN premiered, but I am inclined to agree with the i09 folks: this new show seems to want to give the glossy, envelope-pushing FX drama a run for its … [Read more...]

Just-Released! Behind the Scenes Preview of SALEM

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  I can't believe I'm saying this, but I might actually be looking forward to this... Just released: special behind-the-scenes footage and sneak preview of WGN's Salem which premieres later this spring... Yes, the story set-up seems a bit silly: young sexy versions of Tituba, Cotton Mather, and other historical figures from the Witch Trials, setting us up for the suspicious, hysterical madness that takes place near the end of the Seventeenth Century. But the production values do … [Read more...]

New trailer for WGN’s “Salem”

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A new trailer debuted today for the new series about Salem witches to be broadcast on WGN. The series is not debuting for a while yet, but the network is definitely trying to get some advance buzz happening, and the social media campaign to promote the show has been going strong for weeks now. Because witches! Earlier publicity stills from the show¬†showed "dunking stool" scenes, which is kind of annoying since, as any history buff knows, the dunking stool did not exist in Colonial North … [Read more...]


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