The American supernatural fiction drama series "Salem" is WGN's first original scripted series. Being the first and the highest-rated series of the network, the Salem witch trial-inspired series was granted a second and third season. However, WGN has decided to cancel the show after its third season.
Since the show's debut in April 2014, the show had reached its milestones and has served as a catalyst for the network's scripted originals. But because of new original series such as "Underground" that is to make a comeback on March 8 with a new season and "Outsiders" that is to start with its second season in the same month, "Salem" has to be cut short and ended.
"'Salem' is a fantastic show that greatly contributed to our successful launch into original programming," said Matt Cherniss, WGN America's president and general manager. "We thank Brannon, Adam, our talented cast and our partners at Fox 21, for entrusting us with their unique and remarkable vision for the world of 'Salem.' We also thank the fans for their loyal support of the show."
"Salem" creators Brannon Braga and Adam Simon had something to say as well. They expressed their gratefulness to WGN America and Fox 21 for having stood as solid partners to them as they create a satisfying conclusion for the show and its fans. According to the two, creating "Salem" was a magical experience. They extended their gratitude to the producers, writers, directors, actors and crew members who have been a part of bringing "Salem" to life.
The shows' stars to be remembered are Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel, Tamzin Merchant, Ashley Madekwe, Elise Eberle, Iddo Goldberg, Xander Berkeley, Joe Doyle and Oliver Bell. The Fox 21-produced series also had Josh Barry, Jeff Kwatinetz, Kelly Sounders and Brian Peterson with Nick Copus as director and co-executive producer.