Salem, called “perversely entertaining” by The New York Times and “a sexy good time” by The Hollywood Reporter, is a bold re-imagination of the infamous 17th century witch trials in colonial Massachusetts. New to the embattled village for the second season of Salem are Lucy Lawless as Countess Marburg, one of the last descendants of a legendary line of ancient German witches, and Stuart Townsend as Samuel Wainwright, a mysterious doctor looking to uncover the secrets of Salem as he keeps a few of his own. From creators and writers Brannon Braga (Cosmos, 24) and Adam Simon (The Haunting in Connecticut), Salem season two opens at the dawn of the witch war set into motion at the end of season one, with its catalyst and Salem’s deadliest witch, Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery, Made in Jersey, Human Target) at the center of the mayhem as she faces off against new and old adversaries vying for her throne.
Janet Montgomery is an English film and TV actress. She is known for her role as Ames in the second season of Fox’s Human Target, and also for her appearances in The Hills Run Red and Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead, as well as her role as Eric Murphy’s assistant Jennie in HBO’s Entourage. She recently played protagonist Martina Garretti in the short-lived Made in Jersey. As of 2014, she stars as the lead character, Mary Sibley, in the WGN America series, Salem.