Why the Witches in ‘Motherland: Fort Salem’ Will Never Use the Word ‘Magic’

  • The Wrap
The central conceit of Freeform’s “Motherland: Fort Salem” is that it exists in an alternate version of the United States where witches and magic both exist, but according to series creator Eliot Laurence, you’ll never hear the word “magic” on the show.

“I wanted to have this be fantasy through a science fictional lens,” Laurence said at the Television Critics Association press tour on Friday. “So I wanted all the magic to be based in kind of real stuff.”

The show is set in an alternate, present-day America where witches ended their persecution 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the burgeoning U.S. government to fight for their country in a specialized branch of the military. It centers on three young women from basic training in combat magic into terrifying and thrilling early deployment.

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