The 17th century-set drama centers on the Massachusetts town's infamous witch trials. West is set to play the male lead, John Alden, a "tough, pragmatic, wry-humored" war veteran who doesn't suffer fools. After spending a decade on the battlefield and being held in captivity at the hands of the Indians, John returns to his native Salem.
Tamzin Merchant (The Tudors) will play Anne Hale, a talented and fearless artist who's attracted to John Alden and soon becomes Mary's enemy.
West's credits include ER, Once and Again and the features The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and A Walk to Remember.