WGN America is shedding its "superstation" skin and getting into the original scripted series business this spring with the period drama Salem.
The hour-long series, set in 17th century Massachusetts, explores the infamous Salem witch trials. In a twist, witches are real in Salem, and there's a dark, supernatural truth behind them.
Brannon Braga (24, Star Trek: The Next Generation) created, executive produced and wrote Salem, along with Adam Simon (The Haunting in Connecticut). The show stars Janet Montgomery (Made in Jersey), Shane West (Nikita), Seth Gabel (Fringe), Ashley Madekew (Revenge), Xander Berkeley (The Mentalist), Tamzin Merchant (Jane Eyre) and Elise Eberle (The Astronaut Farmer).
West plays John Alden, a "tough, pragmatic, wry-humored" war veteran who returns to Salem after spending a decade on the battlefield and being held in captivity at the hands of the Indians. John finds his hometown gripped in witch-hunt frenzy, led by Cotton Mather (Gabel). John also has a history with Mary Sibley (Montgomery), but is the subject of advances by Anne Hale (Merchant), a fearless artist who becomes Mary's enemy.
The Count has returned to stir up more trouble in Starling City — and this time, his quest for vengeance against Oliver will put Team Arrow in the line of fire.
On Wednesday's episode (8/7c, The CW), viewers will discover that The Count (Seth Gabel) escaped from maximum security prison during the Undertaking and has set his sights on making Oliver (Stephen Amell) pay for using his own drugs against him. "The Count has learned from his past mistakes and he's spent countless days replaying in his mind the last confrontation that they had...
As Nikita draws to a close, actor Shane West has already lined up his next series: Salem, the first scripted series from WGN America.
Blair Herter and Tiffany Smith
DC Entertainment debuts a new web series Tuesday and Arrow fans will definitely want to check it out. DC All Access is a weekly look into all things DC — movies, TV, games, animation and, of course, comic books. In a short-but-sweet clip in the first episode, Arrow exec producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg reveal that...
After only one season, Arrow has solidified its place in geekdom by bringing in familiar genre faces in a variety of roles tied to the DC Comics mythos.
From Torchwood's John Barrowman and X-Men's Kelly Hu to Spartacus' Manu Bennett, Fringe's Seth Gabel and Doctor Who's Alex Kingston, Arrow has seemingly proven its ability to snag the best stars from the genre universe for roles like...
Summer Glau is on Oliver Queen's list!
Continuing with Arrow's penchant for welcoming geektastic familiar faces, the show has tapped Glau in a recurring role for Season 2, TVGuide.com has learned.
Arrow's second season to feature two villains
The 31-year-old actress will play...
Stephen Amell, Manu Bennett
Arrow's second season will be stepping up the action by featuring not just one overarching villain, but two!
Although the first season featured several smaller villains — The Count (Seth Gabel) and Edward Fyers (Sebastian Dunn), among them — Arrow's season-long big bad was Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), who apparently died at the hands of Oliver (Stephen Amell) in the season finale.
Arrow Postmortem: Is Oliver done being the vigilante in Season 2?
"We made no secret of the fact that...
With Arrow's first season finale airing Wednesday at 8/7c, TVGuide.com thought it would be a good time to look back at The CW's super series as a whole, and see if they heeded our original advice on how to make a show about DC Comics' emerald archer work.
12 things Arrow can learn from Smallville, Buffy and more!
Last summer, we gathered a list of 12 things that Arrow should and shouldn't do in order to be a successful series based on tried-and-true heroic formats, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Green Lantern, Batman Begins and superhero predecessor Smallville. Let's take a look and see if they listened:
The Count (Seth Gabel) will return on Wednesday's episode of Arrow, and TVGuide.com has the exclusive first look.
Arrow: Will Roy Harper's kidnaping bring him closer to becoming Speedy?
The last we left The Count, Oliver (Stephen Amell) had dosed him with enough Vertigo to kill a rhino, and yet, The Count still lives. In fact, he'll soon escape the mental institution! His freedom will coincide with more Vertigo-related violence in the city, sending Oliver and Diggle (David Ramsey) on the hunt to track him down. Check out the first-look photo below:
Katie Cassidy and Stephen Amell
Everything is going pretty well for Oliver in the Wednesday, March 20th return episode of Arrow, "which means [it's] about to go really bad," Stephen Amell told fans of The CW series at Saturday night's PaleyFest panel. And boy, will it!