[TV] HBO Developing New Series About The Salem Witch Trials
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.05.2013
Witches are very popular right now...
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jenji Kohan (Weeds, Orange is the New Black is developing a show on HBO about the Salem Witch Trials. The untitled series will explore the details of the trials, when many innocent people were accused of being witches and subsequently murdered by their community. It was a time of intolerance and mass hysteria.
Kohan will write the series with Bruce Miller (Alphas, Eureka) and Tracy Miller. Kohan and Miller will also executive produce. Miller will be a supervising producer. Lionsgate TV will produce, as they have an overall deal with Kohan.
Kohan's current series, Orange is the New Black, is currently filming its second season. HBO, meanwhile, recently bought Ryan Murphy's pilot Open (20th Century Fox Television) and Warner Bros. TV's The Leftovers. If the latest series happens, Lionsgate would have shows at Netflix (Orange), AMC (Mad Men), Showtime (Nurse Jackie), ABC (Nashville) and History (the Houdini miniseries).