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[01/14/15 - 11:39 AM]
Lucy Lawless, Stuart Townsend, Joe Doyle and Oliver Bell Join Cast of WGN America's "Salem" Season Two
Created and written by award-winning Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, the gripping one-hour drama, produced by Fox 21, will return to WGN America in April.

[via press release from WGN America]

LUCY LAWLESS, STUART TOWNSEND, JOE DOYLE AND OLIVER BELL JOIN CAST OF WGN AMERICA'S "SALEM" SEASON TWO

"Salem" Stars Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Tamzin Merchant, Elise Eberle and Iddo Goldberg to Return in Season Two

Fox 21 Production, Created by Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, Begins Today on 13-Episode Second Season for April 2015 Premiere

SHREVEPORT, LA, (Jan. 14, 2015) - Lucy Lawless, Stuart Townsend, Joe Doyle and Oliver Bell have joined the cast of WGN America's hit supernatural thriller "Salem," which begins production on its second season today in Shreveport, LA. The new season of the series called "perversely entertaining" by The New York Times and "a sexy good time" by The Hollywood Reporter, centers on Salem's most powerful and ruthless witch Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery, "Made In Jersey," "Human Target") as she faces off against new and old adversaries vying for control of the embattled 17th-century village. Created and written by award-winning Brannon Braga ("Cosmos," "24") and Adam Simon ("The Haunting in Connecticut"), the gripping one-hour drama, produced by Fox 21, will return to WGN America in April 2015.

Special recurring guest star, Lawless ("Xena: Warrior Princess," "Spartacus"), plays "Countess Marburg," one of the last remaining survivors of the legendary line of ancient German witches.

Townsend ("Betrayal," "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen"), in a recurring guest role, portrays English aristocrat "Samuel Wainwright" - a doctor looking to uncover the secrets of "Salem" and keep his own from those who would seek to discover them.

Doyle ("Raw") joins the cast as a series regular in the role of "Baron Sebastian Marburg," the charming and cultured son of the Countess.

Also added as a series regular is Bell, who reprises his role as the long-lost son of Mary - long believed to be dead, but who was revealed to have been secretly kept alive by Mary's witches at the end of season one.

Returning as leading cast members are Janet Montgomery, Shane West ("Nikita," "ER") as Captain John Alden, Seth Gabel ("Fringe") as Cotton Mather, Ashley Madekwe ("Revenge") as Tituba, Tamzin Merchant ("Jane Eyre") as Anne Hale, Elise Eberle ("The Astronaut Farmer") as Mercy Lewis and Iddo Goldberg ("Mob City") as Isaac Walton.

The expansive "Salem" set, which covers 30 acres in Shreveport, LA, where the historic village has been recreated with astonishing detail, has been further expanded in season two to include a new port and intricate buildings in an area known as "Knocker's Hole."

Joining Braga, Simon and Prospect Park's Josh Barry and Jeff Kwatinetz as executive producers are Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson, who previously served as showrunners on "Smallville" and co-showrunners on "Beauty and the Beast." Also new to the creative team for "Salem" season two is Nick Copus ("Arrow," "Nikita"), who directs and serves as co-executive producer.

Follow "Salem" on Twitter and YouTube @SalemWGNA. "Like" the series on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SalemWGNA.

Follow the "SALEM" Cast on Twitter:

· Janet Montgomery: @jayrmonty

· Shane West: @shanewest_1

· Seth Gabel:@sethgabel

· Ashley Madekwe: @smashleybell

· Tamzin Merchant: @tamzinmerchant

· Elise Eberle: @eliseeberle

· Iddo Goldberg: @IddoG

· Lucy Lawless: @reallucylawless

· Stuart Townsend: @stu_townsend

· Joe Doyle: @royal_doyle

Co-Creator:

· Brannon Braga: @BrannonBraga

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About WGN America and Tribune Studios

WGN America, the flagship entertainment network of Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO), is nationally distributed in 71 million homes via cable, satellite and telco, with entertainment programming including the original, scripted series "Salem," "Manhattan" and "Outsiders," along with first-run syndicated series, blockbuster movies and live sports. Through Tribune Studios, the creative development arm of Tribune Media, original content is produced for WGN America and Tribune local stations nationwide. Follow the network on Twitter @wgnamerica. For additional information, please visit www.wgnamerica.com.

Fox 21 Television Studios

The newly formed Fox 21 Television Studios is a production unit housed within Fox Television Group devoted to making creatively ambitious scripted and unscripted series for all distribution platforms. Fox 21 Television Studios currently produces the Emmy and Golden Globe winning Homeland starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin, the critically acclaimed The Americans (with FX Productions) starring Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell, Kurt Sutter's smash hit Sons of Anarchy (with FX Productions), Brannon Braga and Adam Simon's supernatural hit Salem, Veena Sud's The Killing, Howard Gordon's Tyrant, Legends from Howard Gordon and Jonathan Levin, and The Comedians (with FX Productions) from Larry Charles, Matt Nix and Ben Wexler, starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad. In addition to American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson, this spring, the studio begins production on The Bastard Executioner (with FX productions) from Brian Grazer, Kurt Sutter, and Paris Barclay.





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