Salem Series Finale Trailer And Season 3 Reviews

Salem concludes its run with the promise of new dawn for gods and monsters.

WGN’s supernatural period series Salem will end its three season run in a chilling finale. The witches thought they disposed of the devils, but some evils can’t be locked away. Dark forces are at work against other, darker forces and only the darkest force wins.

“Black Sunday,” written by written by Adam Simon and directed by Brannon Braga (Star Trek), airs on Jan. 25 as the final battle wages for all the souls in the town of Salem.

Mary Sibley and her bewitched followers have less than 24 hours to save Salem starting in the New Year. After that, the new world will awaken to a new age with new gods and monsters. That is, if they wake up at all. The barber pole runs white with Red Mercury and it’s blasting power is enough to send the whole of New England to Hell. WGN released the trailer for the final two episodes of Salem.

According to the official synopsis:

Mary Sibley’s journey comes to a thrilling conclusion, as Sebastian and Alden face off to the death, Mary misplaces her trust in Anne and the fates of Tituba, Hathorne, Alden, Mary, The Boy, Mercy, and more are all determined.”

At its heart, Salem is a spellbinding love story set in desperate times. The press release talks of Sebastian being under the spell of the most powerful of the Essex witches, but it is a spell he happily succumbs to. Cotton Mather, the son of the late, but most revered, witch hunter Increase Mather is under the influence of his wife, pregnant with his son, even if it may not be hers. But he also willingly let himself go under her thrall once the booze wore off and he sent his fallen lover packing. Loving witches doesn’t have to be so hard.

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Here is the trailer for the final four episodes: 

Salem “boldly re-imagines the infamous 17th century witch trials in colonial Massachusetts in a world where witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem,” reads the series overview.

“The third season of Salem dawns with the triumph of the witches’ plan to remake the New World by bringing the devil to earth and making Salem his capital. But the devil is a liar, and instead of a New World free from murderous Puritan hypocrisy, his own plan will bring nothing but death and slavery with the ultimate aim of leading humanity to destroy itself.  And there’s only one person on earth who can beat the devil — the very witch that birthed him, his mother, Mary Sibley.  The only problem is—she’s dead.  Or is she?”

You can watch the season 3 overview trailer here:

Salem was created by writers Brannon Braga and Adam Simon. Salem.  The series stars Janet Montgomery (Human TargetMade in Jersey), Shane West (NikitaER), Seth Gabel (ArrowFringe), Ashley Madekwe (Revenge), Tamzin Merchant (Jane Eyre), Elise Eberle (The Astronaut Farmer) and Iddo Goldberg (Mob City).  New to the cast of Salem this season are Grammy-awarded nominated artist Marilyn Manson and Samuel Roukin (TURN: Washington’s Spies).

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WGN America’s supernatural thriller returns in the new year with an all-new episode airing Wednesday, January 4 at 9:00 p.m.

Salem season 3 airs every Wednesday, at 9pm ET/PT on WGN. 

Salem Season 3 Episode Guide:

Click the blue links to go to the full reviews!

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Salem Season 3 Episode 1: After The Fall

Salem Season 3 Episode 2: The Heart is a Devil

Salem Season 3 Episode 3: The Reckoning

Salem Season 3 Episode 4: Night’s Black Agents

Salem Season 3 Episode 5: The Witch is Back

Salem Season 3 Episode 6: Wednesday’s Child

Salem Season 3 Episode 7: The Man Who Was Thursday

Salem Season 3 Episode 8: Friday’s Knights

Salem Season 3 Episode 9: Saturday’s Morning

air date: January 25

Salem Season 3 Episode 10: Black Sunday

Salem Season 3 Interviews:

We spoke with co-creator Adam Simon who unmasked “the Sentinel,” Salem’s new watchdog from hell in an exclusive clip for Den of Geek.

In a Q&A with co-creator Brannon Braga, we chatted about the weirdness of Marilyn Manson, occult studies, and on-set supernatural occurances! 

We also got to speak with Manson, the Antichrist Superstar, for an exclusive feature in the Den of Geek special edition New York Comic Con magazine.

Salem Season 3 Trailers:

Here’s first promo clip for Marilyn Manson’s character Thomas Dinley…

Salem Season 3 Plot

According to the official synopsis

“The third season of Salem dawns with the triumph of the witches’ plan to remake the New World by bringing the devil to earth and making Salem his capital.  But the devil is a liar, and instead of a New World free from murderous Puritan hypocrisy, his own plan will bring nothing but death and slavery with the ultimate aim of leading humanity to destroy itself.  And there’s only one person on earth who can beat the devil — the very witch that birthed him, his mother, Mary Sibley.  The only problem is—she’s dead.  Or is she?”

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Salem Season 3 Cast

Salem stars Janet Montgomery (Human Target, Made in Jersey) as Mary Sibley, Shane West (Nikita, ER) as Captain John Alden, Seth Gabel (Arrow, Fringe) as Cotton Mather, Ashley Madekwe (Revenge) as Tituba, Tamzin Merchant (Jane Eyre) as Anne Hale, Elise Eberle (The Astronaut Farmer) as Mercy Lewis, Iddo Goldberg (Mob City) as Isaac Walton, Joe Doyle (Raw) as Baron Sebastian Marburg, Oliver Bell (The Saint) as Mary’s son. Goth rock and roller Marilyn Manson will guest star on supernatural thriller series as the bloody barber surgeon Thomas Dinley. 

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It’s not often we see legendary goth rocker Marilyn Manson without his signature makeup. Still, a toned down Manson can find a way to shivers down our spines. After providing the eerie drumbeat of the Salem theme song, Manson was invited to guest star in Salem season 3 and his character is already creeping us out.

Salem was created and written by Brannon Braga and Adam Simon. The show is executive produced by Braga, Simon, Kelly Souders, Brian Peterson and Prospect Park’s Jeff Kwatinetz and Josh Barry.  The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios.

Salem Season 3 Premiere Date

Salem season 3 premiered on Wednesday, November 2 at 9 pm on WGN America.