WGN America Orders New Horror Series: Salem

News Ethan Lewis 6/4/2013 at 10:48PM

Cable network WGN America has ordered up thirteen episodes of Salem, dealing with the 17th Century Salem Witch Trials. Does American Horror Story: Coven have some competition?

In 2014, WGN America will be premiering its first original programming with Salem,  a drama focusing on the Salem Witch Trials in the 1600s. Thirteen episodes have been ordered. Salem will explore an alternate reality where there the witches of Salem are very real, and promises to have dramatic and romantic elements.
 
Created by Brannon Braga (Star Trek, 24), Adam Simon, and fox21, Salem was originally sold to FX. When the witchcraft theme for Season 3 of American Horror Story: Coven was revealed, FX sold the title to WGN America. WGN America looks to use Salem as a launching point for other creative collaborations and original programming.

These supernatural based series are very trendy right now. Perhaps witchcraft is the next trend in supernatural thrillers/horror films. Since both American Horror Story: Coven and Salem deal with the topic of witchcraft audiences may end up burnt out. On the other hand, American Horror Story has a huge fan base that may also tune in for this! 

Source: Deadline.

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Salem is going to be a waterdowned load of bullcrap. I truly truly love American Horror Story because it GOES where most television series refuses to go. It has ACE acting constantly. Not at any point did I question a character's acting skill. And season 3 already has Kathy Bates, Patti Lupone, Angela Bassett, Emma Roberts, and the American Horror Story regulars (Jessica, Sarah, Lily, Frances, Evan). WITH VIOLET ACTRESS FROM SEASON 1 RETURNING! And honestly. It's going to be in NEW ORLEANS. Seriously, have fun making people speak old english and wearing black and white garbs while I enjoy witches dressed fancy and trying to simulate themselves into Louisiana life.