T + E, Travel Channel

Witches of Salem

4 X 60

Witches of Salem is a new four-part docudrama series about America’s infamous 17th-century witch trials.

The Salem witch trials are some of the most gripping real-life dramas in history. They began in February 1692, after a group of young girls in Salem Village, Massachusetts, claimed to be possessed by the devil and accused several local women of witchcraft. In just 220 days, 200 were accused and 20 were executed. It was a period of mass hysteria that opens a window into the darkest side of human nature.

Witches of Salem (4 x 60’) draws on extensive historical documents and court records to bring this gripping drama to life. Sociologists, psychologists, and cultural historians also illustrate how communities are still susceptible to the same hysteria today.  

 

The series is produced by Saloon Media in association with Talos Films, Travel Channel, and T+E.

 

Broadcaster: T + E, Travel Channel