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Just when it looked like Salem would have enough to deal with this season with the Witch War heating up, along comes Lucy Lawless to stir the pot in the first full trailer for season two.

As we listen to Mary Sibley sing “Hush, Little Baby” in this first look, we get a glimpse of Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Spartacus) in her recurring role as Countess Marburg, as well as all hell breaking lose with blood, corpses, and the word “War” spelled out in flames.

The countess is one of the last descendants of an ancient and powerful line of German witches, and she has her own plans for the people of Salem, according to WGN America.

And she is coming for Mary Sibley, their most powerful witch, as she believes herself to be “the last of the true witches.”

Also new to this season are Stuart Townsend (Betrayal, The League of Extraordinary Gentleman) as Samuel Wainwright, a mysterious doctor looking to uncover the secrets of Salem while keeping his own; Joe Doyle (Raw) as Baron Sebastian Marburg, the charming and cultured son of the Countess; and Oliver Bell (The Saint) as Mary’s long-lost son.

Salem season two premieres Sunday, April 5 at 10pm ET/9pm CT on WGN America.

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