Freeform has set Wednesday, March 18, 9 PM for the premiere of its anticipated new drama series Motherland: Fort Salem. The network also released a new trailer and key art during its presentation Friday at the TCA Winter Press Tour.
From Claws creator Eliot Laurence and executive producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick, Motherland: Fort Salem is set in an alternate, present-day America where witches ended their persecution 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the burgeoning U.S. government to fight for their country. 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 fighting looming terrorist threats that are strikingly familiar to our world, but with supernatural tactics and weapons. Taylor Hickson, Jessica Sutton, Ashley Nicole Williams, Amalia Holm, Demetria McKinney star and Lyne Renee recurs.
The 10-episode, one-hour drama is produced by Freeform Studios, Gary Sanchez Productions and McKay’s new multiplatform company, Hyperobject Industries. Laurence, Ferrell, McKay, Messick, Maria Maggenti and Steven Adelson executive produce. Steven A. Adelson (Riverdale, Siren) directed the pilot.
Watch the trailer above.
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