via press release:
WGN America will give viewers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the new season of the breakout series “Salem” this Sunday, March 15th at 9:30 pm ET/6:30 pm PT via a 30-minute featurette entitled “Salem: Witch War.” The special, which will air on WGN America and across Tribune stations, features an in-depth look at “Salem” ahead of the show’s highly anticipated second season return on Sunday, April 5th at 10pm ET/9pm CT. Featuring all new footage of the cast and creators from the set, “Salem: Witch War” revisits the history behind the inception of “Salem” and offers fans a glimpse of what lies ahead for Salem’s deadliest witch, Mary Sibley, and her shadowy accomplices when they return in the heat of a ‘witch war’ in Season 2.
From creators and writers 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, with its catalyst and Salem’s deadliest witch, Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery, “Made in Jersey,” “Human Target”) at the center of the mayhem as she faces off against new and old adversaries vying for her throne. In the wake of the destruction caused by the Grand Rite, completed by Mary and inadvertently triggered by Isaac Walton (Iddo Goldberg, “Mob City”) in the season one finale, 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 hang in the balance.
New to the embattled 17th-century village for the second season of “Salem” are Lucy Lawless as Countess Marburg, one of the last descendants of a legendary line of ancient German witches; Stuart Townsend 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.