Well, that headline alone has our attention.
Deadline has reported today that Freeform has ordered up 10 episodes of “Motherland: Fort Salem,“ and hourlong drama series from Eliot Laurence (Claws) and executive producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick.
“Set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the U.S. government to fight for their country, “Motherland: Fort Salem” follows three young women — two of them played by Taylor Hickson (above) and Jessica Sutton — from basic training in combat magic into early deployment.”
“In this world, the traditional roles of gender and power are flipped, with the more dominant women on the front lines fighting looming terrorist threats that are familiar to our world — but with supernatural tactics and weapons.”
The series stars Amalia Holm and Demetria McKinney, and is written/created by Laurence.
“We’re so excited to be able to tell this story rich with female empowerment, complex storytelling and an incredibly creative canon,” said Tom Ascheim, president of Freeform. “While set in an alternative universe, Motherland: Fort Salem will continue the authentic and issues-driven storylines that our network is known for, and what our audience has come to expect. We are thrilled to be working with Eliot, Will, Adam and Kevin on this exceptionally creative tale and look forward to bringing this even further to life.”