Salem canceled by WGN America
The witching hour is up for Salem.
WGN America has opted not to renew the supernatural drama, which will conclude with its season 3 finale on Jan. 18.
Created by Brannon Braga and Adam Simon and produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, Salem represents WGN America’s first original scripted series. The show is set against the backdrop of the Salem witch trials of the 17th century and centers on the powerful enchantress Mary Sibley, played by Janet Montgomery. The cast also includes Shane West, Seth Gabel, Tamzin Merchant, and Ashley Madekwe.
“We are grateful to WGN America and Fox 21 for being terrific partners and giving us free reign to create a satisfying conclusion — one we believe respects our love of storytelling and the show’s passionate fans,” Braga and Simon said in a statement. “We knew this would be the third and final season and were able to craft an exciting climax to Mary’s transformational saga.”
Matt Cherniss, president and general manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios, said in a statement, “Salem is a fantastic show that greatly contributed to our successful launch into original programming. We thank Brannon, Adam, our talented cast and our partners at Fox 21, for entrusting us with their unique and remarkable vision for the world of Salem. We also thank the fans for their loyal support of the show.”