‘Motherland: Fort Salem’ premieres March 18. The collection follows three younger girls – who’re additionally witches – as they battle for his or her nation. HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with the EPs, who revealed that these aren’t your typical witches.
Motherland: Fort Salem is ready in an alternate, present-day American the place witches ended their persecution 300 years in the past by putting a take care of the U.S. authorities to battle for his or her nation. The present follows the journeys of three younger witches — Raelle, Tally, and Abigail — as they undergo fundamental coaching in fight magic into terrifying and thrilling early deployment. Over the years, tv has showcased numerous witches on display, however the Motherland witches are very totally different.
“That’s the thing about this. It’s not Hogwarts and it’s not magic in college,” creator and EP Eliot Laurence informed HollywoodLife on the Television Critics Association winter press tour. “How well you do in basic determines your future. Raelle walks in with a chip on her shoulder the size of who knows what, but you’ll see her grow a lot. The characters grow a ton and change over time.”
He additionally mentioned why he wished to take a special route with witches. “I wanted to do something completely different,” Eliot mentioned. “I like Charmed. I adore it all, however I wished to do one thing new. I didn’t need it to be about spells. I wished it to really feel actual.”
The character of Tally will discover herself in the course of Raelle and Abigail’s stress within the first season. “Tally just wants everybody to like each other,” Eliot continued. “That’s an exhausting role and there’s a lot of pressure in being that person.” Fellow EP Kevin Messick provides, “The experience of being at Fort Salem is going to be what I think Elliot described in the first script for her as a human exclamation point. She’s going to come out of it a different, stronger person.” Motherland: Fort Salem will air Wednesdays on Freeform.