The phrase “the best show you’re not watching” gets thrown around a lot, but in the case of “Salem,” it couldn’t be more true. We’ve been singing its praises since Episode 1 so our mission at SDCC was to find out what’s ahead in Season 2.
Surprisingly, the powers-that-be, exec producers Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, were quite forthcoming while co-stars Janet Montgomery. Shane West, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Iddo Goldberg, and Elise Eberle were all incredibly charming and obviously invested in their characters.
Beware in case you’re not caught up as spoilers for Season 1 abound!
We’ve found the horror crowd to a bit slow to pick up on just how hardcore the show can be at times so we queried Braga as to how we can help raise awareness. “I like that our show is not plastered all over buses,” he responded. “I like being the show that launched this network [WGN America]; I think it’s cool. ”
“We got away with more as well because of that,” added Madekwe. “There were things I think we might not have been able to do if we were under such scrutiny.”
“The horror is a huge part… it is a horror show,” Braga reassured us, “and we plan to continue doing it. I think Ashley is right. This show pushes the boundaries for a show on basic cable.”
Janet and some of the other Salem cast attended San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday & Sunday, I’ve added just over 30 photos from various events, as well as a photo of her on the GoT Iron Throne with Brannon Braga and a EW portrait with Shane West!
A big thank you to merlinsbluebutterfly.tumblr.com for the photos from the Salem panel!
SATURDAY, JULY 26:
5:45-6:45 Salem – Join the star-studded cast including Shane West (Nikita, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Janet Montgomery, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Iddo Goldberg and Elise Eberle along with Executive Producers Brannon Braga (Star Trek, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey), Adam Simon and Josh Barry for a look back at intriguing footage from the groundbreaking first season of the series, from WGN America and Fox 21. Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, Salem explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American history. Moderated discussion will be follow-up by an audience Q&A. Room 6DE