Salem is, I think, WGN’s first original series. I didn’t know a thing going in to it exactly it had something to do with witches, and Ames from Human Target (pictured) was in it. It’s actually set in the witch trials days, and seems to be a horror soap opera, which is not for me, so I didn’t make it very far in.
It turns out to co-star Shane West as her love interest, but I am guessing they wanted Viggo Mortensen, since his wardrobe is incredibly reminiscent of Aragorn in LotR. Lincoln Lee from Fringe and Locke’s father from Lost also showed up in the first 10 minutes.