Lucy Lawless Is a Bewitching Nemesis in New Season of 'Salem'


Get ready for “the last of the true witches.”

Premiering on WGN America this Sunday, April 5, Salem’s second season, “Witch War,” is sure to satisfy anyone who has wanted to see Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Spartacus) play a formidable foe with extraordinary powers. Lawless, as Countess Marburg, the last of an ancient and powerful line of German witches; goes head-to-head with Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery, Human Target) for control over Salem in the aftermath of the Grand Rite -- a deadly supernatural ritual that unleashed a devastating plague on the town’s unsuspecting citizens.

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In the ominous and action-packed trailer, Countess Marburg divines that “some will be loved and some will be killed … and some will have all they wish fulfilled.” Joined by her cultured and extremely loyal son, Baron Sebastian Marburg (Joe Doyle, “Raw”), the Countess serves up stiff competition for Mary Sibley.

Meanwhile, Mary faces even more challenges as adversaries -- old and new -- descend on Salem to vie for her throne. The ruthless head witch must also contend with emerging threats from within the ranks of her own coven. Luckily, the new season brings an arsenal of newly developed spells and this witch isn’t going down without a fight.

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Season two also marks the return of former war hero John Alden (Shane West, Nikita, ER) who is back to take down the woman he loves, Mary, before she can destroy everything and everyone around her.

Countess Marburg isn’t the only new character in Salem with their own agenda; be on the lookout for the mysterious Dr. Samuel Wainwright (Stuart Townsend, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), who investigates the town’s secrets. Can anyone survive a war from hell? The battle has begun -- and the frontline is in Salem.

Salem returns with season two on Sunday, April 5 at 10 p.m. on WGN America.