WGN America Finds Director/Producer For “Salem” Series

August 14, 2013

WGN America‘s first scripted series, SALEM, has found its director and executive producer.

Deadline reports that Richard Shepard is onboard to lead the project, serving as director/executive producer, as part of his deal with 20th Century Fox TV.

Synopsis: “Salem is set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts and 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.

Salem has a 13-episode order and is slated to begin production in the fall in Louisiana for a 2014 premiere.

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