Back in January we got the news that Lucy Lawless and Stuart Townsend were joining the cast of Salem for the show’s second season and now we have the first image of Lawless in the role along with the first trailer for the upcoming episodes. Having not seen the first Season, which Allison thought was spotty at the outset (review here) I can say that I like the sense of atmosphere in this new footage.
Check out the Salem Season 2 trailer below. The show also stars Janet Montgomery and Shane West and will return to WGN on Sunday, April 5th at 10 p.m. ET.
Here’s the official synopsis for Salem Season 2:
From creators, writers and executive producers Brannon Braga (“Cosmos,” “24) and Adam Simon (“The Haunting in Connecticut), SALEM season two opens at the dawn of the Witch War set into motion at the end of season one, when Mary Sibley completed the Grand Rite, a deadly supernatural ceremony that unleashed a devastating plague on the citizens of Salem. As the war-torn village lies in peril, the fates of Captain John Alden (Shane West, “Nikita, “ER”), Cotton Mather (Seth Gabel, “Arrow,” “Fringe”), Tituba (Ashley Madekwe, “Revenge”), Anne Hale (Tamzin Merchant, “Jane Eyre”), Mercy Lewis (Elise Eberle, “The Astronaut Farmer”) and Isaac Walton (Iddo Goldberg, “Mob City”) hang in the balance.
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 as he keeps a few of 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, who was revealed in the season one finale to have been secretly kept alive all along by her coven.