SHREVEPORT, LA (KTVI) – There`s trouble brewing on season two of Salem, and a witch war is about to start on this set.
'Apparently I`ve taken a time machine to 1692,' says Patrick Clark. 'But I can give you an exclusive set visit to Salem.'
Welcome to Massachusetts via the Deep South.
We`re outside Shreveport, Louisiana on the set of WGN America`s hit show Salem.
'At night it can be very creepy,' says Shane West. 'It`s very dark out there. When it`s lit up with the torches and when the coyotes are howling.'
'The natural elements,' adds Ashley Madekwe. 'There are actual coyotes.'
'There`s weather here but it`s right for our show,' says Brannon Braga, Co-Creator.
'It`s good for our show. It rains, it snows. The lightning storms aren`t very much fun and we came out and there wasn`t anything here but the topography was right. It`s what Salem looked like.'
The real life puritan village from the 17th century has been painstakingly recreated by a team of craftsmen and women.
Speaking of craft, there`s a lot of witchcraft in this new season.
'You know whole worlds are built entirely in green screen and I think that`s really great that that`s not what`s happened here,' says Adam Simon, Co-creator. 'This town was built and has a weight and reality to it. And given that we`re making many unreal things happen, I think that`s helped by the fact that it`s grounded in wood that can really give you a splinter.'
Don`t forget witches who can give you a splitting headache.
'It`s always so exciting to get dressed and to walk down there,' says Iddo Goldberg.
'It`s such a big space that you get in and can get lost in there.'
If you get lost in Salem, leave a trail of bread crumbs, so you know which way is which...when the witch war begins.