New Salem Trailer: Janet Montgomery's Sorceress Faces Off Against the Witch Hunters

A disheveled Shane West, a scary Seth Gabel and a powerful Janet Montgomery are on display in the newest trailer for Salem, WGN America’s first scripted drama series.

“There is something worse than a witch hunt — a witch,” warns Montgomery’s sorceress Mary Sibley. “The good souls of Salem will drown themselves in innocent blood.”

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And there’s no shortage of blood in the gory video below.

The 17th-century series also stars Gabel (Fringe, Arrow) as Cotton Mather, a local aristocrat who oversees the witch hunts, Shane West (Nikita) as a war veteran who returns to find his native Salem consumed by the hunt’s frenzy and Ashley Madekwe (Revenge) as Mary’s alluring and ageless right-hand woman.

Salem, from Star Trek vet Brannon Braga, premieres April 20.