Thanks to the lovely merlinsbluebutterly on tumblr, some pictures of Shane from the panel have now been added to the gallery. Sadly, I do not think we will be getting official pictures released for whatever reason (sad face) but please do enjoy these kind donations from a fellow fan! You can also read a lengthy recap of the panel with some tidbits from Shane below – but as always, beware of spoilers!
The phrase “the best show you’re not watching” gets thrown around a lot, but in the case of “Salem,” it couldn’t be more true. We’ve been singing its praises since Episode 1 so our mission at SDCC was to find out what’s ahead in Season 2.
Surprisingly, the powers-that-be, exec producers Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, were quite forthcoming while co-stars Janet Montgomery. Shane West, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Iddo Goldberg, and Elise Eberle were all incredibly charming and obviously invested in their characters.
Beware in case you’re not caught up as spoilers for Season 1 abound!
I have added 2 HQ pictures of Shane at theon Friday night and also 5 additional pictures from him attending the EW closing night party on Saturday. Sadly it seems that the press coverage for SALEM at comic con was terrible, but I am keeping an eye out for anything being released but sadly things don’t look so good for us fans. But please enjoy these new pictures!
Check out Shane and SALEM co-star Janet Montgomery looking gorgeous in their EW Portrait from Comic Con yesterday.
Forget Mary and John — thanks to a question asked at the “Salem” 2014 San Diego Comic-Con 2014 panel, we now know Season 2 of WGN America’s first scripted series should be all about John and Cotton.
Seth Gabel and Shane West not only have great chemistry on the show, they clearly get along well in person too — after a fan noted that their bromance turned into a highlight of the show, the two discussed being shipped together online.
“It’s an honor to be shipped with this man. He’s my shipmate. … Anyone looking into those eyes would just melt away,” says Gabel, who is not quite as used to shippers as West is, and even asked West about his experiences with shippers on “Nikita.”
West says he’s really loved working with Gabel and everyone else. “It’s been a blast working with everyone on this show,” he says, but “with Seth and I’s scenes it turned out to really work — that difference, that yin and yang [between the characters].”
The cast, including West, Gabel, Janet Montgomery, Ashley Madekwe, Elise Eberle and Iddo Goldberg, recounted some of the most fun — or at least most memorable — experiences in shooting the first season of the show.
Montgomery has had to work with a lot of animals thanks to her character’s witchcraft, and not all of those encounters were pleasurable. “I’ve been peed on by a toad numerous times,” she says, but let the record show that the animals were treated just fine.
“I did not crush a real mouse. I would never do that,” she says. Instead, during the scene where her character crushed a pregnant mouse with her bare hands, she held a real one and then it was swapped out for a sponge. It was still unpleasant, even though it was a sponge covered with blood instead of an animal carcass.
Actually, while the animals were safe, the actors weren’t — numerous people got injuries. “Elise chipped my tooth,” reveals Montgomery (and Eberle quickly apologized yet again for that). “Elise tore my wig off,” says West.
Adds Goldberg, “Elise broke my arm.” (That one’s not true. Although he did break his arm, it wasn’t Eberle’s fault.)
As for Season 2, which will begin filming in a couple of months, a short teaser (and some hints from the producers) reveal that it’ll expand the world outside of Salem.
“There are other covens in other places that sense that the Grand Rite has been completed,” says Brannon Braga, and they’ll probably pull Mary back in (much like Michael Corleone in “The Godfather”).
Check out 5 HQ pictures of Shane with his SALEM co-stars at the EW closing night party for Comic-Con last night. I will be adding pictures as they become available, so make sure to keep checking back and if you post anywhere, a credit/link back would be appreciated!
Check out this awesome interview with Shane from yesterday with The Wrap were he discusses the intense season one finale of Salem as well as future plans for his comic, The Big Bad Wolf to make its way to the small screen.
Check out 5 high quality pictures of Shane attending the Playboy And A&E’s “Bates Motel” Event During Comic Con last night; where he was also the winner of a donation to a charity of his choice – so well done Shane!
Check out Shane and his friends leaving the Hard Rock Hotel at SDCC last night – Shane looking as gorgeous as always! And remember guys, Shane will be at the SALEM panel tomorrow as well as doing various press events, so make sure to follow our sites twitter for all of the latest updates.