Last week we got a chance to attend WonderCon in Anaheim, and I got to sit down with Brannon Braga and Shane West from WGN America’s new original programming show Salem. Braga talked to us a little bit about Salem and the inspiration behind the show as well as some talk about his previous show FlashForward. West talked to us about his character John Alden, and his role in the story, as well as his role as Michael in Nikita. Sorry about the terrible pictures, it was my first time in a press conference room and I was star struck for a few long minutes before I was able to get my self together.
Brannon Braga is known for his work on Star Trek, Terra Nova, FlashForward, and the new reboot of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey. He is the co-creator of Salem.
On Brannon Braga’s inspiration for the supernatural elements in Salem:
On how dark the show can get, in relation to the witch trials in history:
On FlashForward and TV shows being cancelled too soon:
On a Kickstarter for FlashForward:
On shows like Heroes making a comeback, and how long can you hold onto an idea:
Shane West is known for his work on A Walk to Remember, The League of Extraordinary Gentlement, ER, and most recently, Nikita. He plays John Alden in Salem.
Shane West, on the clues to track down a witch:
On John Alden and Cotton Mather’s relationship with each other:
On going from Nikita‘s Michael to Salem‘s John Alden so quickly:
Watch Salem, Sundays on WGN America!