Motherland: Fort Salem
|Motherland: Fort Salem|
|Also known as||Fort Salem|
|Created by||Eliot Laurence|
|Music by||Brandon Roberts|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10 (list of episodes)|
|Production locations||Vancouver, British Columbia|
|Running time||41–51 minutes|
|Original release||March 18, 2020 –|
Motherland: Fort Salem is an American supernatural drama television series created by Eliot Laurence that premiered on Freeform on March 18, 2020. The series stars Taylor Hickson as Raelle Collar, Jessica Sutton as Tally Craven, and Ashley Nicole Williams as Abigail Bellweather, three witches enlisted in the U.S. Army. In May 2020, the series was renewed for a second season which is set to premiere on June 22, 2021.
Motherland: Fort Salem follows Raelle Collar, Abigail Bellweather and Tally Craven, three witches who are enlisted in the U.S. Army. They train in combat magic and use their vocal cords to enact "seeds" or "seed sounds", layering vocal sounds to create powerful spells. The series takes place in a women-dominated world in which the U.S. ended persecution of witches 300 years ago during the Salem witch trials after an agreement known as the Salem Accord. The world finds itself at odds with a terrorist organization known as the Spree, a group of witches against the military conscription of witches.
Cast and characters
- Taylor Hickson as Raelle Collar, a witch from a minor witch family line who enlists at Fort Salem, but who shows a surprising potential for work. Her mother was killed in combat while her father is revealed to be a civilian, something deeply frowned upon.
- Amalia Holm as Scylla, a second-year cadet at Fort Salem whom Raelle falls for, but who is evasive about her past. It is later revealed her surname is Ramshorn. Her parents were killed for being dodgers, an illegal act of avoiding military conscription. Unbeknownst to everyone, she's part of the terrorist organization known as the Spree.
- Demetria McKinney as Anacostia Quartermaine, a tough drill sergeant at Fort Salem
- Jessica Sutton as Tally Craven, a witch who enthusiastically enlists at Fort Salem despite her mother's opposition due to all of Tally's aunts being previously killed in action
- Ashley Nicole Williams as Abigail Bellweather, a proud enlistee at Fort Salem from the storied Bellweather witch family line
- Lyne Renée as Sarah Alder (recurring season 1),[a] the commanding general of the United States' witch armed forces and the leader of Fort Salem. She is hundreds of years old, having negotiated the Salem Accords 300 years ago, but appears to be a middle-aged woman in the present day.
- Catherine Lough Haggquist as Petra Bellweather, an ambitious, proud, by-the-book general in the U.S. armed forces as chief intelligence officer and Abigail's mother
- Annie Jacob as Glory Moffett, a meek enlistee at Fort Salem and a friend of Tally's
- Sarah Yarkin as Libba Swythe (season 1), a pugnacious enlistee at Fort Salem whose family has a long-standing feud with the Bellweathers
- Kai Bradbury as Gerit Buttonwood, a young man who visits Fort Salem and soon catches Tally's attention
- Emilie Leclerc as Izadora, a scientist, Necro teacher, and officer at Fort Salem
- Tony Giroux as Adil, a member of the nomadic tribe of witches known as the Tarim, who brings his sister Khalida to Fort Salem for treatment when she becomes mortally ill from an infection
- Kylee Brown as Khalida, a member of the nomadic Tarim tribe and Adil's younger sister who is brought to Fort Salem for treatment of an unknown infection that threatens her life
- Diana Pavlovska as Willa Collar, Raelle's mother who was killed in combat before Raelle enlisted
- Sheryl Lee Ralph as President Kelly Wade, the civilian head of the U.S. Government, and thus Gen Alder's superior, she and Alder clash over tactics and military operations
- Nick E. Tarabay as Witchfather, the male head of the witch armed forces
- Bernadette Beck as Charvel Bellweather, Abigail's cousin who is about to get married
- Naiah Cummins as Bridey, a tough soldier that Petra Bellweather assigns as Abigail's bodyguard after a bloody attack on the Bellweathers
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||10||March 18, 2020||May 20, 2020|
|2||TBA||June 22, 2021||TBA|
Season 1 (2020)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|1||1||"Say the Words"||Steven A. Adelson||Eliot Laurence||March 18, 2020||0.462|
|A woman, part of a group called The Spree, attacks a mall, killing thousands of people before burning off her face, revealing someone else. Raelle is a young witch who can heal by transferring injuries to herself. She, along with two other girls, Abigail and Tally, is conscripted to serve in the army. At Fort Salem, General Sarah Alder and Sergeant Anacostia Quartermaine welcome the new recruits. Raelle is assigned to the same unit as Tally and Abigail, but clashes with the latter. Later, Tally reveals she voluntarily served, feeling it was her duty, and Raelle discusses her mother's death. Later, Raelle meets Scylla, another cadet. Abigail scolds Raelle for not taking their job seriously. After training, Raelle runs into Scylla, a necro; they take salva, allowing them to fly, before being caught. Anacostia then warns Scylla to stay away from Raelle. Abigail asks to be reassigned, but Alder refuses. Raelle discovers her mother blamed Abigail's mother, Petra, for their situation and confronts Abigail about it. Tally is angry at Abigail for requesting reassignment. Raelle gets advice from Scylla and the two have sex. Abigail later apologizes to Raelle. In Scylla's room, she burns off the face of the woman from the mall attack before Raelle arrives and they kiss.|
|2||2||"My Witches"||Steven A. Adelson||Eliot Laurence||March 25, 2020||0.379|
|In Scylla's room, Raelle asks her about her family, but receives vague answers before being late for inspection and assigned to guard duty. Alder updates the president on what they know. Tally runs into an old friend. Alder and Anacostia talk about the presidents visit and Alder expresses interest in the Bellweather unit. In training, Abigail runs into Libba, a family rival. The girls learn windshear, a shield created through vocalization. At guard duty, Raelle meets Helen Graves, a necro, and learns that Scylla's parents were killed for being draft dodgers. After Raelle leaves, it's revealed that Helen was actually Scylla. After demonstrating well in practice, several units, including Abigail's, go to the Pageant in Salem Town and enjoy unsupervised time off base. A group manages to track the Spree, but they are killed, its then suggested more extreme measures be used to take down the Spree. Scylla meets up with Raelle, they walk into the woods, talk about death, before kissing. At a pizza place, the Spree attack, but Tally also attacks a man who berates her. It's later revealed the attack was a prank. It's then revealed Scylla is tasked with bringing Raelle to the Spree.|
|3||3||"A Biddy's Life"||Amanda Tapping||Brian Studler||April 1, 2020||0.341|
|The women at Fort Salem welcome the male cadets, led by Witchfather, where Abigail's friend Gerit catches Tally's eye. The Spree attack a pool, freezing it over and killing everyone. The women prepare for Beltane a celebration honoring sexuality. Scylla's ex-boyfriend Porter shows up and warns Raelle to not get too attached. Alder and the other nations' military generals discuss the Spree's escalating violence. It's revealed a nomadic tribe with unique harmonics were discovered and they're in danger because of their resistance to militarize. Gerit and Tally start connecting, and later kiss. Alder falls ill and starts de-aging. Tally, Gerit and Raelle walk around the Memorial Wall. Gerit assures Tally she made the right decision enlisting. Abigail catches Libba telling a lie about a battle involving their families. Scylla and Raelle explore the museum before Porter shows up. Scylla tells her she and Porter's families were dodgers, which got her parents killed, and was the reason she enlisted. Porter visits Scylla and accuses her of being Spree, they kiss before she whispers in his ear. It's learned Alder gains her youthfulness through another younger witch who gives their own youth to her. Raelle witnesses Porter fall to his death, and is injured trying to save him.|
|4||4||"Hail Beltane"||Haifaa Al Mansour||Christopher Oscar Peña||April 8, 2020||0.245|
|Petra and Alder consider the possibility of Porter's death not being a suicide. Getting ready for Beltane, a bird from Gerit delivers a note to Tally. The Necros are tasked with speaking with Porter and finding out how he died. Petra tells Abigail to bring her unit to her cousins wedding as the dean of War College will be there. The women receive scourge whips from the men. Raelle starts to have visions of Porter's death. Porter's friend Bryon thanks Raelle for trying to save him, and reveals Porter saw Scylla the night he died. Scylla tries to discourage Raelle from investigating further. The Beltane dance pairs Abigail with two guys, Tally with Gerit, and Raelle with Bryon, who just talk. Speaking to Porter reveals he committed suicide and that Witch Father was the last person he saw. Anacostia and Petra check mirrors for signs of the Spree, but find nothing. After Beltane, Scylla lies to Raelle about why she saw Porter. She admits her feelings for Raelle and they kiss. With the men leaving Fort Salem, Raelle is given Porter's scourge. Scylla is threatened by a Spree member to get herself invited to the Bellweather wedding.|
|5||5||"Bellweather Season"||MJ Bassett||Joy Kecken||April 15, 2020||0.289|
|The unit discusses the wedding of Abigail's cousin, Charvel, which she says Scylla cannot attend. Upsetting Raelle, she storms out and meets Scylla to gives her a present. Scylla is threatened to get herself into the wedding, so she disguises herself and burns it off once inside. Everyone attending watches the wedding. Afterwards, Anacostia overhears people talking about how Alder is handling the Spree situation before scolding Scylla for attending uninvited. Tally notices Gerit at the wedding, but he is engaged, unbeknownst to her. Tally discovers Gerit's engaged and is heartbroken. Abigail is disheartened to discover the Dean only cares about her last name. Raelle confronts Petra about her mother's death, but Petra compliments her mother. Abigail helps Charvel change and they discuss War College. Tally discovers Scylla is Spree and tells Anacostia. Scylla chooses to dance with Raelle instead of delivering her and tells her that she loves her. Abigail checks on Charvel, but discovers her dead in the bathroom. Balloons appear in the air and the wedding goes on lockdown. Abigail and her mother fight against two Spree members before they set themselves on fire. The unit reunites as Raelle realizes that Scylla is missing.|
|6||6||"Up is Down"||Rebecca Johnson||Maria Maggenti||April 22, 2020||0.324|
|Abigail recounts what happened at the wedding. The necros discover some 'civilians' who were killed at the same time as Charvel were actually Bellweathers. The group learns how to use salva. Raelle confronts Anacostia about looking for Scylla whilst Tally confronts Abigail about being 'okay'. After, Abigail's mother assigns her a bodyguard, Bridey. Raelle sneaks into the necro area looking for Scylla, but is informed that she's dead. Abigail breaks down with Bridey. Tally is informed by Anacostia to not tell Raelle about Scylla. Abigail is awoken by a nightmare, but tries to pass it off as a leg cramp. After, Raelle receives a sign from Scylla that she may be alive. During training, the unit discusses their grief, with Raelle running back to their room. Following training, Tally and Abigail are unable to find their salva or Raelle, who has taken it to try and find Scylla. They convince Bridey to take them to the nearby beach, where they find Raelle and comfort her. Scylla is revealed to be taken prisoner by Fort Salem. Meanwhile, a young man named Adil from the Tarim tribe goes to Fort Salem to get help for his sister, Khalidia, and clashes with Alder over their use of seed sounds.|
|7||7||"Mother Mycelium"||Shannon Kohli||Nicole Avenia & Nikki McCauley||April 29, 2020||0.243|
|8||8||"Citydrop"||David Grossman||Eli Edelson & Joy Kecken||May 6, 2020||0.267|
|9||9||"Coup"||Steven A. Adelson||Teleplay by : Eliot Laurence|
Story by : Maria Maggenti
|May 13, 2020||0.257|
|10||10||"Witchbomb"||Steven A. Adelson||Eliot Laurence||May 20, 2020||0.313|
|Title||Directed by||Written by ||Original air date ||U.S. viewers|
|11||1||TBA||TBA||Eliot Laurence||June 22, 2021||TBD|
Development on the series began in August 2016 under the working title Motherland and on June 5, 2018, a pilot had been ordered. On March 5, 2019, it was announced that Freeform had given the production a straight-to-series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes. The series was created by Eliot Laurence, who was also expected to executive produce alongside Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Kevin Messick, Maria Maggenti, and Steven Adelson. The pilot was also directed by Adelson. Production companies involved with the series were slated to include Freeform Studios and Gary Sanchez Productions. On May 14, 2019, an official trailer for the series was released. The series premiered on March 18, 2020. On May 19, 2020, Freeform renewed the series for a second season which is set to premiere on June 22, 2021.
David J. Peterson along with Jessie Sams created the language known as Méníshè, which is spoken on the show by the Tarim, and is described as an "ancient witch language". Laurence and his team knew of Peterson from his previous work on Game of Thrones and hired him to create the language for the show
Internationally, the show airs on Fox8 in Australia, streams on Showmax in South Africa, and is exclusive to BBC Three and BBC iPlayer in the United Kingdom under the title Fort Salem. The show has also been exported internationally in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain on Amazon Prime.
Alongside the initial series announcement, it was reported that Taylor Hickson, Jessica Sutton, Amalia Holm, and Demetria McKinney had been cast in series regular roles. Kelcey Mawema, one of the leads in the original pilot, was recast. On March 28, 2019, it was announced that Ashley Nicole Williams had replaced Kelcey Mawema. On August 9, 2019 it was announced that Bernadette Beck would be guest starring in the series. On September 24, 2019 it was announced that Kai Bradbury would be joining the cast in a recurring role. On January 28, 2020, Sarah Yarkin was cast in a recurring capacity. On May 19, 2020, Lyne Renée was promoted as a series regular for the second season.
Filming for the pilot took place in July 2018. Principal photography for the first season began on April 22, 2019, and ended on August 23, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Filming took place in the Cloverdale area of Surrey, British Columbia, from May 9 to 10, 2019. Filming for the second season began on October 9, 2020, and concluded on April 1, 2021.
The music for the series is scored by Brandon Roberts. The album for the first season was released on March 20, 2020.
|1.||"Motherland: Fort Salem (Main Title)"||Brandon Roberts||1:11|
|2.||"The Spree"||Brandon Roberts||1:24|
|3.||"Blue Rose (Friendship Theme)"||Brandon Roberts||2:19|
|4.||"Raelle and Scylla"||Brandon Roberts||2:00|
|5.||"The Bellweather Legacy"||Brandon Roberts||1:27|
|9.||"The Unbearable Sadness of Porter"||Brandon Roberts||1:53|
|10.||"Missing Salva"||Brandon Roberts||1:30|
|11.||"War College"||Brandon Roberts||1:19|
|12.||"Finding Raelle"||Brandon Roberts||2:02|
|13.||"Saving Khalida"||Brandon Roberts||2:05|
|14.||"Scylla Revealed"||Brandon Roberts||2:10|
|15.||"Truck Stop"||Brandon Roberts||2:43|
|18.||"One Less Witch in the World"||Brandon Roberts||1:23|
|19.||"Presidential Address"||Brandon Roberts||2:39|
|20.||"Mother and Daughter"||Brandon Roberts||1:20|
|21.||"the Carmarilla"||Brandon Roberts||2:51|
On Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 69% based on reviews from 16 critics, with an average rating of 6.37/10. The website's critical consensus states, "Despite a fine cast and impressive set up, Motherland: Fort Salem's ambitious ideas are overwhelmed by the sheer too-muchness of it all." On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 49 out of 100, based on reviews from 7 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
|1||"Say the Words"||March 18, 2020||0.1||0.462||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|2||"My Witches"||March 25, 2020||0.1||0.379||0.1||N/A||0.2||N/A|
|3||"A Biddy's Life"||April 1, 2020||0.1||0.341||0.1||N/A||0.2||N/A|
|4||"Hail Beltane"||April 8, 2020||0.1||0.245||0.1||N/A||0.2||N/A|
|5||"Bellweather Season"||April 15, 2020||0.1||0.289||0.1||N/A||0.2||N/A|
|6||"Up is Down"||April 22, 2020||0.1||0.324||0.1||N/A||0.2||N/A|
|7||"Mother Mycelium"||April 29, 2020||0.1||0.243||0.1||N/A||0.2||N/A|
|8||"Citydrop"||May 6, 2020||0.1||0.267||0.1||N/A||0.2||N/A|
|9||"Coup"||May 13, 2020||0.1||0.257||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|10||"Witchbomb"||May 20, 2020||0.1||0.313||0.1||N/A||0.2||N/A|
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