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Salem Preview: Behind the Scenes of WGN's New Shane West and Janet Montgomery Series—Watch

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Janet Montgomery, Salem
Janet Montgomery, Salem Cook Allender/WGN America

Get ready to travel back in time to when witches ruled the roost in WGN America's spooky and sexy Salem. Spooky and sexy=Spexy?

The new original series stars Nikita veteran Shane West as war veteran John Alden and Made In Jersey's Janet Montgomery as Salem's most powerful enchantress Mary Sibley. Did we mention these two were once a thing?

"John and Mary are that classic, young couple that are feeling love for the first time," West says in the sneak peek video below.

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John's left Salem to fight in the French and Indian War and when he returns, well, his beloved Mary is a little different. And Salem? It's fallen under the thrall of Cotton Mather (Seth Gabel) and is deep in witch panic. See for yourself in the sneak peek of the spooky series above.

"We want people to care about Mary and John, our central romantic characters," creator Brannon Braga says.

In the seven years that John has been away, a lot has changed, especially for Mary. "She's really grown to enjoy her power," Montgomery says.

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Shane West, Salem Cook Allender/WGN America

What else has changed for her? Well, her relationship with Tituba (Ashley Madekwe). Interrrressstttinggggg.

"Salem is a completely unusual look at a world we think we know, but we do not know at all," director Richard Shepard says.

What do you think? Will Salem bewitch you? Tell us in the comments below!

Salem premieres Sunday, April 20 at 10 p.m. on WGN America.

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