Two familiar faces will be joining Mary Sibley’s (Janet Montgomery) Witch War in “Salem” Season 2.
WGN America announced on Wednesday (Jan. 14) that Lucy Lawless (“Parks and Recreation”) and Stuart Townsend (“Betrayal”) will be joining the cast as recurring guest stars for the upcoming season.
Lawless will be taking on the role of Countess Marburg, “one of the last remaining survivors of the legendary line of ancient German witches.” Meanwhile Townsend will recur as English aristocrat Samuel Wainwright, a doctor trying to uncover the secrets of Salem while keeping his own under wraps.
They are joined by Joe Doyle and Oliver Bell as regular characters. Doyle joins the cast as Baron Sebastian Marburg — Lawless’ son. Bell will pick up his role of Mary’s long-lost son discovered to still be alive in the Season 1 finale.
Showrunner Brannon Braga told Zap2it after the finale that knowing her son is alive will change Mary, but the first Season 2 trailer shows it’s not safe to assume she’ll become fully redeemable. Mary isn’t the only formidable witch in Salem anymore either. A new teaser trailer shows Anne Hale (Tamzin Merchant) in a darker light than she’s been seen before.