After debuting to an impressive 2.3 million viewers last week, WGN America’s first original series Salem, returns to TV screens tonight. Staring Shane West, Janet Montgomery, Ashley Madekwe, Seth Gabel, Xander Berkeley, Iddo Goldberg, Tazmin Merchant and Elise Eberle, Salem travels back to 17th Century Colonial Massachusetts for an alternate look at one of the darkest chapters in American history, approaching the infamous era from the point of view that witches were not only real, but manipulating the gruesome events of the trials to their will.
I recently had the opportunity to visit the set in Shreveport, Louisiana where the town of Salem has been meticulously reconstructed from the ground up. While I was there I sat down for an exclusive video interview with Goldberg and Eberle. They talked about who they play on the show, researching the history of Salem, learning about possession from a Curandero, what attracted them to the show, and the stand out scenes from the pilot. Check out the interview after the jump.
Iddo Goldberg and Elise Eberle:
- They talk about the characters they play.
- Did they research the actual events of Salem?
- Eberle talks about learning about possession from a Curandero.
- What attracted them to the series?
- Erbele’s stand out scene from the pilot.