Freeform’s Motherland: Fort Salem reimagines history with witches
TVLine brings word that Freeform has given a 10-episode series order to Motherland: Fort Salem, where witches fight on behalf of our country. You can check out the Fort Salem teaser trailer now for the new supernatural series below!
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.
Motherland: Fort Salem stars Taylor Hickson (Deadly Class) as Raelle, a recruit with major authority issues; Jessica Sutton (The Kissing Booth) as Tally, who joins the fight despite her mother’s passionate disapproval; Amalia Holm (Playground) as Scylla, a suspicious recruit who is not what she appears to be, and Demetria McKinney (The Quad) as Anacostia, a tough but wryly humorous drill sergeant.
The series was created and written by Eliot Laurence (Claws) who will serve as showrunner. Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Kevin Messick serve as executive producers for Gary Sanchez Productions (Vice). Maria Maggenti and Steven Adelson — who directed the pilot — will also executive produce with Freeform Studios and Gary Sanchez Productions producing.