Salem Specials are brief documentaries released before each season, showing some previews scenes and/or recap of the previous season along with interviews with main actors and crew as well as scholars of American colonial history and Salem Witch Trials experts.
The Real Witchcraft of Salem
The Special for the first season, titled "The Real Witchcraft of Salem," features an overview of the topics that will be touched by series such as witchcraft, the trials, Puritan lifestyle etc. The documentary shows interesting observations by historians and novelists who are experts of the Salem Witch Trials. Comments on the series by actors and authors are also present.
The Special for the second season, titled "Witch War," features a summary of the previous season and few previews of season two. It also briefly introduces new characters and some behind-the-scenes. As usual, the documentary features comments from show's creators Adam Simon and Brannon Braga, as well as the main actors and scholars of the Salem Witch Trials.
Note: sometimes this documentary is credited as episode zero of season two.
As of January 25th, 2017, airing date of the overall series finale, no Special was released. In it's place, a recap of the previous season and a Key Art promotional videos were released.