As I’m sure many of you already know by now, yesterday it was announced that WGN America have made the decision not to renew Salem for a fourth season and that when the current season ends on January 18th, that will be the end of the show. Sadly that means no more John Alden in our lives, but I want to say a massive thank you to Shane for the three seasons of Captain John Alden he gave us, as always just another character to add to the growing list of ones we love.
I’m sure Shane will have plenty of new characters and projects for us to fall in love with, so best of luck in whatever you do next Shane!
The WGN America supernatural drama “Salem” has been canceled after three seasons, TheWrap has learned.
“We are grateful to WGN America and Fox 21 for being terrific partners and giving us free reign to create a satisfying conclusion–one we believe respects our love of storytelling and the show’s passionate fans,” series creators, writers and executive producers Brannon Braga and Adam Simon said. “We knew this would be the third and final season and were able to craft an exciting climax to Mary’s transformational saga.”Season 3 premiered during Halloween week. The rest of the season will air in its entirety. The third season of “Salem” began with the triumph of the witches plan to remake the New World by bringing the devil to earth and making the village his capital.
It starred Janet Montgomery as Mary Sibley, Shane West as Captain John Alden, Seth Gabel as Cotton Mather, Ashley Madekwe as Tituba, Tamzin Merchant as Anne Hale, Elise Eberle as Mercy Lewis, Iddo Goldberg as Isaac Walton, Joe Doyle as Baron Sebastian Marburg, Oliver Bell as Mary’s son and rocker Marilyn Manson guest starred as Thomas Dinley.
“‘Salem’ is a fantastic show that greatly contributed to our successful launch into original programming,” said Matt Cherniss, president and general manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios. “We thank Brannon, Adam, our talented cast and our partners at Fox 21, for entrusting us with their unique and remarkable vision for the world of ‘Salem.’ We also thank the fans for their loyal support of the show.”
Created and written by Braga and Simon, the series was executive produced by Braga, Simon, Kelly Souders, Brian Peterson and Prospect Park’s Jeff Kwatinetz and Josh Barry. The series was produced by Fox 21 Television Studios.
The series, which launched in 2014, was the first original scripted series for WGN America. The network has since launched “Manhattan,” which ended after two seasons, and is prepping to air the second seasons of “Outsiders” and “Underground” in 2017. – Source
Shane will be taking part in the “Stem Cell City Race” this weekend in Ontario, Toronto. It is a charity event that brings together normal people and celebrities to team up and do challenges in aid of raising money to fund more research for the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine. An amazing cause I think you will all agree!
An adventure race like no other is taking place in Toronto on November 18-19. Picture cocktails, celebrities, and team-based challenges so “off the hook” that your friends wouldn’t believe you — if you weren’t Instagramming it in their faces all weekend.
This urban race benefits a far more important medical race already being run by the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine and a squad of unsung heroes known as stem cells.
So many more great #celebrities have joined our #stemcellcityrace! With #shanewest #dashmihok and #hillharper, this is going to be an #amazingrace! – #csi #raydonovan #onceandagain #actor #team #challenges #nottobemissed #stemcell #cityrace #toronto #gta #signuptoday #cocktails #liveauction #gala #scavengerhunt #mcewencentreforregenerativemedicine #uhn #goteamgo
Best of luck to everyone participating in the fund-raising and of course to Shane’s team (whoever the lucky people who get him are!)
Get ready everyone – Shane’s band have just announced on Instagram that their debut album, a 12 track self titled album, will be available on Friday 7 October! Make sure to get your copy when it comes available and follow the boys social media accounts, twitter / instagram
This November Shane is going to be attending the Napa Valley Film Festival where his film, Here Alone, will be having a screening over 3 days from Thursday November 10 – Sunday November 12. The official Facebook page for Napa Valley Film Festival posted that Shane will be one of the notable guests in attendance so hopefully we will get more news on what day/days he is expected to attend as the festival draws closer.
Notable celebrities expected to attend include Lee Daniels, Viggo Mortensen, Dev Patel, Kurt Russell, Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jessica Biel, Ian Bohen, Josh Charles, Aaron Eckhart, Gordon Getty, Meredith Hagner, Katie Holmes, Sam Huntington, Sam Jaeger, Alex Karpovsky, Rose Leslie, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Joel David Moore, Matt Ross, Wyatt Russell, Shane West, Madeline Zima and many more. Buy passes and learn more at nvff.org
Great news everyone – Shane is going to be attending the Savannah Film Festival this October 28 to promote Salem season 3! You can purchase tickets via the Savannah Box Office site, linked below. There will be an advanced preview of the season 3 premiere which will be followed by an audience Q&A. Shane is going to be joined by Salem co-creators Brannon Braga and Adam Simon.
Continuing its bloody, sexy and fantastical reimagining of Colonial America, join the star-studded “Salem” cast and producers for its season three premiere screening at the Savannah Film Festival. The upcoming third season of the of the spellbinding supernatural drama, produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, is set to premiere Halloween week, November 2 on WGN America. Shane West (“Nikita,” “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”), along with co-creators and executive producers Brannon Braga (“Star Trek”) and Adam Simon and more will be on hand for a moderated discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A.
You can purchase tickets for the event here: tickets.savannahboxoffice.com
Great news everyone, Salem is heading to New York Comic Con this October! I tweeted the official Salem account asking them in there would be a press day this year, and they kindly replied saying that although there is no press day, the cast will be attending New York Comic Con for a panel and a signing.
— Salem (@SalemWGNA) September 13, 2016