The warrior witches of Freeform's Motherland: Fort Salem will be storming their way into this year's Comic-Con@Home event, with the cast and crew set to take fan questions, offer a look back on the first season, preview what's yet to come in the second season, and delve deeper into the series' expanding universe. On Saturday, July 26, at 10 am PT/1 pm ET, fans can head on over to the panel's YouTube site (by clicking here) to be a part of the event. Moderated by TVGuide.com's Lindsay MacDonald, the panel is set to include series creator Eliot Laurence as well as cast members Taylor Hickson, Ashley Nicole Williams, Jessica Sutton, Demetria McKinney, Amalia Holm, and Lyne Renee. As a tease, the fine folks at Motherland: Fort Salem released a brief clip of the cast revealing how they reacted when they heard the news that the series was returning.
Freeform's supernatural-drama series learned it would be returning for a second season back in May, when we also learned that Renee's General Alder is being promoted to series regular. Written and created by Laurence, the series follows three military cadet witches in an alternate, present-day America where witches ended their persecution over 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the U.S. government to fight for their country with supernatural tactics and weapons. Here's a look at the season renewal announcement video:
For Lauren Corrao, executive vice president of Original Programming and Development at Freeform, the two series (along with Everything's Gonna Be Okay) represent the kind of programming the network wants to continue promoting as it moves forward: "We couldn't be happier to bring both 'Everything's Gonna Be Okay' and 'Motherland: Fort Salem' back for second seasons. Each show's originality, characters, and themes struck a chord with our audience, and we're excited to share the ambitious stories the writers have planned for season two. We have a strong slate ahead, and with our young adult audience coming of age in a time that will forever impact their lives, we owe it to them to tell bold, authentic stories that reflect who they are and where they are going."