New York Comic Con 2016: Writer/Producer Adam Simon talks “SALEM”


For fans of horror television, there’s nothing quite like SALEM on the air, a series that mixes dread, pulp, and gore like few others. A Gothic Romance with a penchant for practical FX and twisty storytelling, SALEM is preparing to enter its third season with plenty of macabre mystery hanging in the air, especially considering the cliffhangers left after the Season Two finale. Luckily, FANGORIA caught up with SALEM writer/producer Adam Simon at this year’s New York Comic Con, who shed a bit of light on the dark, demented witchcraft series…

For those unfamiliar, here’s the official synopsis for the third season of SALEM…

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?

SALEM, co-created by Adam Simon, premieres Wednesday, November 2nd, at 9:00 p.m. on WGN America. Stay tuned for more on New York Comic Con and SALEM here at FANGORIA.com!

Video Credit: Garrett Geary Photography.

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Ken W. Hanley is the Managing Web Editor for FANGORIA and STARLOG, as well as the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a contributing writer to YouWonCannes.com. He’s a graduate from Montclair State University, where he received an award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He’s currently working on screenplays, his debut novel “THE I IN EVIL”, and various other projects, and can be followed on Twitter: @movieguyiguess.

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