Freeform renews Everything’s Gonna Be Okay & Motherland: Fort Salem
After scoring strong reviews and solid ratings for the cable network, Freeform has elected to greenlight second seasons for two of its freshman series, comedy Everything’s Gonna Be Okay and supernatural drama Motherland: Fort Salem, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“This is great news, not just because it means I have a group of writers that have to hang out on my screen with me all day and I don’t have to be alone anymore getting weird,” Thomas said in a statement, “but because I love this show and I love these characters and I love our cast and crew and making another season is just going to be so nice.”
Motherland: Fort Salem is set in an alternate version of America where witches have agreed to fight for the United States in exchange for an end to their persecution. The series follows three young women from basic training in combat magic into terrifying and thrilling early deployment. In this world, the traditional roles of gender and power are flipped with women on the front lines to fight looming and terrorist threats that are strikingly familiar to our world, but with supernatural tactics and weapons.
The series has received more mixed critical reception from critics since its debut, but the ratings have steadily grown over the past nine weeks, helping cement it as a modest hit for Freeform, who produce it alongside Gary Sanchez Productions.
“I could not be more grateful for the chance to keep exploring the world of Motherland: Fort Salem,” series creator Eliot Laurence said in a statement. “Freeform has been such a fabulous home for us through the development process, production, post and marketing. I’m also blown away by the love we’ve gotten from our fans, whose excitement and passion played a massive part in this renewal. Thank you, witches!”