Jenji Kohan, best known for creating Showtime’s Weeds and the Netflix series Orange is the New Black, has signed on to develop a period drama for HBO. The Hollywood Reporter recently learned the new series will take place in Massachusetts during the Salem Witch Trials. According to THR, the drama “explores the circumstances surrounding one of the most compelling chapters in American history, when intolerance and repression set neighbor against neighbor and led a town to mass hysteria.”
As we’ve said before, witches are very in this season, so we’re not exactly surprised, but we are delighted. While we can’t get enough of awesome witches, we’re most excited that Kohan is spearheading the project because she has certainly won us over with her work on Weeds and Orange is the New Black. Both series are beloved by fans of TV and critics alike so we’re sure Kohan’s new Salem drama will be as well.
From what we can tell, after hearing about the new series, we’re going to get something that is a mix of Orange is the New Black, American Horror Story: Coven, and Game of Thrones. To be honest, that sounds a like an absolutely perfect show. Unfortunately though, as the show is still in the developing stages, we’re not sure exactly when it will hit TV.