Halloween is here, my spooky friends, or at least, a sneak peek version of it is. On Wednesday, fans of WGN America’s hit series “Salem” received their first look at Season 3’s full-length trailer. And, we have to admit, the drama-drenched video has us counting down the days until the witchy program return this fall.
In the promo video for Season 3, which will make its haunting debut on Halloween week, the fate of Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery) is revealed: She’s alive … well, sort of. In the beginning of the trailer, fans watch as John Alden (Shane West) buries his beloved. But the spellbinding character doesn’t remain underground for long. Audiences can then see Tituba (Ashley Madekwe) frantically digging up the corpse of her frenemy.
Tituba explains to the undead witch why she’s brought her back from the grave — and it’s a doozy. “I have seen the future that we have built. You must kill your son,” Tituba tells her, revealing that the future looks bleak with John (Oliver Bell) in it.
Mary’s son, who was revealed to be the devil in Season 2, is not the leader that the witches had hoped for. Instead of helping the witches “remake the New World” by turning Salem into their capital, the devil has a different plan. According to the show’s Season 3 synopsis, the devious character wants to bring “nothing but death and slavery” to the world with his end goal being the destruction of humanity.
The only person who can go toe-to-toe with the pint-sized devil is the woman who brought him into the world — his mother. But can the recently resurrected Mary take down the tiny terror once and for all? Fans will find out this fall when “Salem” returns.
But before the WGN America drama hits the small screen, viewers can get a taste of the chaos during the show’s panel at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con. The panel will be held on Friday, July 22, and will give attendees a peek at some “intriguing footage” for the third installment.
“Salem” will air Season 3 of the WGN American series in October. Season 1 and 2 are currently streaming on Netflix.