Lawless, Townsend Join “Salem” S2

Lucy Lawless and Stuart Townsend have joined the cast of the second season of WGN America’s witch drama “Salem”.

Lawless will portray Countess Marburg, one of the last remaining survivors from the ancient line of German witches. Townsend will play Samuel Wainwright, an English doctor who is determined to uncover Salem’s secrets while keeping ones of his own.

Joe Doyle and Oliver Bell have both been upped to series regulars and will join returning cast mates Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Tamzin Merchant, Elise Eberle and Iddo Goldberg.

The thirteen-episode second season follows witch Mary (Montgomery), as she battles for control of the 17th-century village. Filming begins today in Shreveport, Louisiana ahead of an April premiere, and check out the first trailer which was just released: