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The Third Season of Salem was announced on July 11th, 2015.[1]

It was officially announced on the 11th July 2015, during San Diego Comic-Con that Salem was renewed for a third season. The final season consists of 10 episodes and production began earlier last year, with the season premiere airing on Halloween week, Wednesday, November 2, 2016. On December 13, 2016; the show was announced that it was cancelled and no fourth season was to follow. [2]

The finale of the third season served as the Series Finale and aired on January 25, 2017.

Season Summary

Continuing its bloody, sexy and fantastical reimagining of Colonial America, “Salem’s” third season dawns with the triumph of the witches’ plan to remake the New World by bringing the devil to earth and making Salem his capital. But the devil is a liar, and instead of a New World free from murderous Puritan hypocrisy, his own plan will bring nothing but death and slavery with the ultimate aim of leading humanity to destroy itself. And there’s only one person on earth who can beat the devil — the very witch that birthed him, his mother, Mary Sibley — the only problem is she’s dead. Or is she?[3]

Cast & Characters

Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Special Guest Cast


No. Image Title Writer Director Airdate
1 Salem-Promo-Still-S3E01-06-Sebastian Devil Anne.jpg "After the Fall" Brannon Braga &
Adam Simon
Nick Copus November 2, 2016
Salem’s only hope to survive the hell that has risen is to raise the dead.
2 Salem-Promo-Still-S3E02-06-Cotton Mather.jpg "The Heart Is A Devil" Adam Simon Tim Andrew November 9, 2016
Mary leaves the comfort of Alden's embrace, determined to do whatever it takes to keep evil at bay.
3 Salem-Promo-Stills-S3E03-02-Dark Lord.jpg "The Reckoning" Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson Wayne Yip November 16, 2016
Mary’s penance for her betrayal takes a deadly turn while Cotton is forced to perform an exorcism of his own.
4 Salem-Promo-Stills-S3E04-06-Tituba.jpg "Night's Black Agents" Brannon Braga and Adam Simon Joe Dante November 30, 2016
Cotton discovers life-altering news while Mary learns the power of her femininity.
5 Salem-Promo-Stills-S3E05-05-Sebastian and Mary.jpg "The Commonwealth of Hell" Adam Simon Nick Copus December 07, 2016
A traitor is exposed while a ghost from Salem’s past makes a shocking appearance.
6 Salem-Promo-Stills-S3E06-04-John Alden Militiamen.jpg "Wednesday's Child" Adam Simon and Donna Thorland Peter Weller December 14, 2016
Mary and Alden’s twisted love is put to the ultimate test and Anne plunges into dark magic.
7 Salem-Promo-Still-S3E07-16-Anne and Gloriana.jpg "The Man Who Was Thursday" Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders Jennifer Lynch January 4, 2017
A dangerous move by Mary leads to loyalties being tested.
8 Salem-Promo-Still-S3E08-08-Anne and Cotton Hell Gate.jpg "Friday's Knights" Adam Simon & Donna Thorland Nick Copus January 11, 2017
Mortal enemies come together in order to keep all hell from literally breaking loose.
9 Salem-Promo-Still-S3E09-10-Alden and Sebastian.jpg "Saturday Mourning" Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson Jennifer Lynch January 18, 2017
Hearts are broken as true colors are exposed and out of all of them, one's heart beats blacker than the rest.
10 Salem-Promo-Still-S3E10-03-Anne 01.jpg "Black Sunday" Adam Simon Brannon Braga January 25, 2017
Everyone prepares on the eve of Salem's demise. Only one question remains: who will survive?


Production began on January 21st , 2016 accompanying the date with the revelation that the famous singer Marilyn Manson, already songwriter of the main theme, will join the show as a special guest cast. Joe Doyle, who was already in Season Two's opening credits, was officially promoted to the regular cast. On February 8th, 2016 Janet Montgomery posted a photo on her Instagram account, confirming her return on set for filming Season Three [9]. On April 5th, 2016 Shane West has released a post on his Instagram account, confirming that the premiere of the third season has been postponed to the Halloween weekend[10].

Salem is shooting for 70 days in Shreveport and Grand Cane, Louisiana. Fox is producing 10 episodes of Season 3 for WGN America which works out to seven days per episode. [11]

Promotional images

Promotional Videos


  • On September 2015, promotional photos with the main characters and quotes taken from the first two seasons have begun to be published in the official Facebook page dedicated to the TV series.
  • On February 11th, 2016 Janet Montgomery posted a photo on her official Instagram account giving to understand that something related to Salem would be released on Easter. Be it a trailer or the actual season premiere is yet to be revealed. [12]
  • On March 11th ,2016 Joe Doyle posted a photo with Lucy Lawless on his Instagram account, accompanying the image with a caption alluding to a possible return of L. Lawless in the role of the Countess Von Marburg in season three[13].
  • Tamzin Merchant (Anne Hale in the show) finished shooting season 3 on April 29th, 2016. [14]
  • In a recent interview on Starry Constellation Magazine, the actor Samuel Roukin said that he had taken part in the third season of Salem. His role is, however, unknown.[15]
  • Production designer John Zachary has made significant anticipations regarding the upcoming third season on Louisiana Film & Video Magazine - Issue #1 2016: [16]
    • The mysterious Thomas Dinley, the new barber played by Marilyn Manson, will have a barbershop nothing short of appalling, where he will offer the services of his razor not only for trimming beards...
    • The reckless witch Mercy Lewis will be the madame of a brothel in Knocker's Hole called Bird's Nest, in honor of her bird familiar.
    • Several of the new sets are constructed by recycling previous locations, such as the study of Dr. Wainwright from Season 2.
    • J. Zachary revealed that every Salem season has its own color tone. The third season will be painted red, for example, Bird's Nest brothel interiors.
  • Also on Louisiana Film & Video Magazine, director Joe Dante and cast member Shane West stated that this season will see the presence of many animals on set.
  • The presence of Oliver Bell as one of the major characters has helped slow the filming of Season 3, because of the working terms of underage actors. Bad weather has also contributed to having to re-shoot a lot of scenes.
  • On August 2nd, 2016 was released the first official service for the third season, which consists of new promotional images of the main characters. In conjunction with the release of the official photoshoot, it was also widespread #PrayForSalem hashtag on various social networks, even by the actors on their personal Twitter and Instagram accounts.
  • On 14 December 2016, Brannon Braga revealed on Twitter that they knew the third season was going to be the last in the series. [2]
  • When asked by a fan what a potential fourth season for Salem would entail, Brannon Braga replied by saying that it would likely involve Cotton Mather somehow escaping Hell and returning to a war-torn and impoverished Salem that he described as "worse than Hell itself" to stop Anne Hale's malicious plans. While Braga made no mention of Mary Sibley in the tweet, it is not unlikely that she could return to Salem to help stop Anne. Citation Needed


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