Salem Gets Burned At The Stake After 3 Seasons

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As the season's bloodbath of cancellation announcements keep on coming, WGN America's supernatural witch series Salem will end after it's current season.

Created by the modern era Star Trek' executive producer Brannon Braga, "Salem" stars Janet Montgomery as the local string-puller and witch Mary Sibley. Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Tamzin Merchant, Elise Eberle and Iddo Goldberg also star, and Lucy Lawless and Stuart Townsend joined the show in its second season.

Braga and co-EP Adam Simon, told Deadline,"We knew this would be the third and final season and were able to craft an exciting climax to Mary's transformational saga." So at least they were another series to have the ability to work an ending into their writing, rather than setting up a wicked cliffhanger and never getting a chance to wrap up the threads.

Salem was WGN's first original series developed for the network. Since then they have added Underground and Outsiders, of which Underground has become their most watched series but both have eclipsed their predecessor.

 

About Bill Watters

Games programmer by day, geek culture and fandom writer by night. You'll find me writing most often about tv and movies with a healthy side dose of the goings-on around the convention and fandom scene.

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