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'Wiccan Good and Love the Earth and Women Power and I'll Be Over Here': 'Salem' Trailer

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | January 27, 2014 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | January 27, 2014 |

WGN has decided to get into the original programming game, which is important for a station that currently only airs reruns and Cubs games, and since the outcomes of the former are less predictable than the outcomes of the latter, that leaves some room for creativity. I mean, sure, they have local news, which is terribly exciting to catch from a thousand miles away when flipping channels, but for six months it’s “IT’S FUCKING COLD” and for six months it’s “IT’S FUCKING HUMID”. We get it, you wish you lived in California.

Naturally, WGN decided to go right to the top of the food chain for original cable dramas by latching onto historical gothic horror. The Salem witch trials to be exact. Because if you’re a Chicago network trying to make it big, it’s only natural to smear Boston.

Here’s the trailer:

The fact that I recognized most of those actors from other mostly bad science fiction and fantasy television series probably says more about my television watching habits than I should be comfortable admitting in public.

Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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