WGN America is the network that picked up "Ten Commandments," the 10-part scripted series for which filmmakers like Gus Van Sant and Lee Daniels will each direct an hourlong episode offering a contemporary story inspired, "The Decalogue"-style, by one of the commandments. But first comes the network's initial foray into original drama -- "Salem," a period drama created by Adam Simon ("The American Nightmare") and Brannon Braga ("Terra Nova") premiering Sunday, April 20th. Set during the Salem witch trials, the series posits that there were indeed witches in the Puritan settlement, but they weren't the ones being burned. Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe and Xander Berkeley star -- check out the trailer below.
By Alison Willmore | Indiewire January 23, 2014 at 2:48PM