WGN America wraps up their Salem TV series next week with "Black Sunday." Watch the preview below.
Set in 17th century colonial Massachusettsâ€”a significant time in the history of American politics, religion and societyâ€”Salem brings you the real story behind the infamous witch trials. In Salem, witches are real, and theyâ€™re behind it all. Salem Village and Salem Town feuded over property, grazing rights and church rights. The government was dominated by Puritan leaders. People were scrutinized closely and this resulted in obvious discord. They were afraid of being persecuted for anything that may offend the Puritan mindset. The word â€świtchâ€ť seemed an easy and appropriate curse hurled at someone who behaved abnormally.
Salem airs Wednesdays 9/8c on WGN America starring Janet Montgomery as Mary Sibley, Shane West as John Alden, Seth Gabel as Cotton Mather, Ashley Madekwe as Tituba, Tamzin Merchant as Anne Hale and Elise Eberle as Mercy Lewis.