It’s been a while since we’ve seen Seth Gabel grace our tv screens, which is why I was thrilled when they announced the introduction of “Salem” a spooky tv series that takes place in the 1690′s and is set around witches. I love supernatural tv series, whether it be vampires, demons, ghosts, really anything isn’t over the top cheesy and a little bit frightening. Needless to say I was thrilled when my favorite actor was announced to play Cotton Mather, a preacher who is leading the witch hunt.
Based on the trailer, Seth will play a role most of us aren’t familiar with, a darker character who is hell bent on burning and destroying the witches of Salem.
Based on the trailers, it looks like Salem could’ve used some bright LED flashlights in there witch hunting. It seems like the entire TV series is filmed in the dark and I’m wondering if the sun ever touched upon Salem during this time period.
On a less humorous note, the story is pretty dark because it is based loosely on true events. Obviously the super natural parts aren’t accurate but the witch hunts in Salem are very much a part of history. Drowning, burning and killing this so called witches was something that was believed at one time during history. It’s crazy to think about now, because we obviously would think this type of practice was barbaric and unreasonable. However, as we’ve evolved as humans our moral compasses also have evolved. And yet as I say this there are kinds of atrocities that occur across the world for a number of reasons. Some of them for religious, others race and of course some are for power. Overall I’m very excited for this series to premiere even if some of the story line will be a bit tough to watch, because you know these types of things actually happened.
Are you excited for Seth’s new role as the preacher and witch hunter who is hell bent on removing the darkness from Salem? I know I am.