WGN America’s breakout hit supernatural horror series Salem debuts an all-new episode this Sunday night. Don’t miss “The Beckoning Fair One” when Increase Mather makes a shocking return. This week’s episode is directed by cult filmmaker Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Howling), be sure to watch this SUNDAY, May 17 at 10:00 pm ET / 9:00 pm CT. You can watch the episode 207’s trailer along with an image gallery below.
From The Press Release
Don’t miss Increase Mather’s (Stephen Lang, Avatar) shocking return in the all-new episode of WGN America’s breakout hit supernatural thriller “Salem” this SUNDAY, May 17 at 10:00 pm ET / 9:00 pm CT. In “The Beckoning Fair One” – written by Adam Simon and Donna Thorland, and directed by Joe Dante – Countess Marburg threatens to destroy all that Mary Sibley’s built. Faced with losing everything, Mary turns to the darkest form of witchcraft, Necromancy, to bring an ally to her side. But this ally is also her greatest and deadliest enemy — Increase Mather. Meanwhile, with the final days leading up to the second phase of the Grand Rite upon them, Mary tries to fortify her political hold over Salem with a move that could assure her success or seal her fate. Meanwhile, Wainwright returns to Salem to shocking results; Tituba makes plans for her recently captured prey; Anne learns that her newfound path comes with hidden costs; Cotton gets a surprising visit; and the Countess uncovers a startling truth about her enemy that could change everything.
Season two of “Salem” returns with 13 episodes at the dawn of a Witch War, and the town’s ruthless leading witch, Mary Sibley, has just completed a legendary supernatural ritual that unleashed a devastating plague on the unsuspecting citizens of Salem. As death and disease continue to spread through the war-torn village, Mary must face off against adversaries old and new, from within Salem and beyond, who are vying for her throne.
From creators and writers Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, “Salem” is a gripping one-hour supernatural drama that boldly reimagines 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. The series stars Janet Montgomery (“Human Target,” “Made in Jersey”), Shane West (“Nikita,” “ER”), Seth Gabel (“Arrow,” “Fringe”), Ashley Madekwe (“Revenge”), Tamzin Merchant (“Jane Eyre”), Elise Eberle (“The Astronaut Farmer”) and Iddo Goldberg (“Mob City”). New to the cast of “Salem” for season two are Lucy Lawless (“Xena: Warrior Princess”, “Spartacus”), Stuart Townsend (“Betrayal,” “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”), Joe Doyle (“Raw”) and Oliver Bell (“The Saint”).
Guest starring in “The Beckoning Fair One” are Stephen Lang as Increase Mather, Jeremy Crutchley as Hathorne, Cara Santana as Sooleawa and Miles Doleac as Captain Braun
“Salem” is executive produced by Brannon Braga, Adam Simon, Josh Barry, Jeff Kwatinez, Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson. Nick Copus directs and serves as co-executive producer. Filmed on location in Shreveport, Louisiana, the series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios.