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Freeform’s supernatural drama Motherland: Fort Salem flips the switch on gender power. The series stars actors Taylor Hickson, Jessica Sutton, Ashley Nicole Williams as army soldiers in an alternate version of America. Instead of mundane soldiers, the heroes fighting on the front line are female witches led by their general. Motherland: Fort Salem has done considerably well throughout its two seasons. The Freeform show has been renewed for its third and final season on the air.

Jessica Sutton, Taylor Hickson, Ashley Nicole Williams 'Motherland: Fort Salem' in black gowns
Main cast for ‘Motherland: Fort Salem’ | Frank Ockenfels/Freeform via Getty Images

Female Witches defend the citizens of America from the Spree

What captured the audience’s attention about Motherland: Fort Salem is its unique supernatural storyline that rewrites the outcome of the Salem witch trials. Three hundred years ago, Sara Alder (Lynn Renée) forged an agreement with the United States to stop the persecution of witches. To ensure their bloodline and safety, Alder created The Salem Accords. Female witches will receive the call to serve in the military as America’s defense against foreign and domestic threats.

The series focuses on three recruits Raelle Collar (Hickson), Abigail Bellweather (Williams), and Tally Craven (Sutton). Each character comes from a different background and is put together as a team. The three soldiers hold unforeseen abilities and become vital in stopping an enemy called the Spree.

‘Motherland: Fort Salem’ renewed for a final season

The decision to give the Freeform series one final season comes from the network’s new president Tara Duncan. According to The Hollywood Reporter, news of the show’s renewal came days before Motherland: Fort Salem’s second season finale. Instead of canceling the series, Duncan wanted to see the show to the very end. The new season will tie up its storyline. Duncan expresses, “I am grateful to Eliot and the entire Motherland team. They have created a truly immersive mythology that has resonated with fans since day one, and I know this last chapter will continue to deliver.”

Fans will get to see Raelle, Tally, and Abigail continue their battle in the military as they face a new threat. A war is looming against the soldiers as the Camarilla initiate a new attack to wipe the world of witches. The series creator, Eliot Laurence, teases that fans are in for a spectacle.

“I can’t wait to bring season three to the world. We plan to ramp up the insane stakes of the finale with an epic, scary, satisfying ride, all the while getting deeper into witch’s ancient origins. We are so grateful to Freeform for the opportunity, and to our fans — your love is palpable, wait till you see what we have in store,” explains Laurence.

Lead Actors express gratitude for their roles in ‘Motherland: Fort Salem’


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The female lead actors of the series are still making themselves known in Hollywood. Motherland: Fort Salem is Hickson’s, who plays Raelle, breakthrough role. She previously appeared as a minor character in Deadpool and starred in a 2016 Canadian series titled Aftermath. For Backstage, Hickson talks about her role as Raelle, “I haven’t been able to spend this much time with one character, one headspace. … In film, it’s one little facet of what the character is going through and one moment in life. It’s pretty profound to spend this much time with one person, and she certainly feels like an extension of myself.”

Hickson’s co-star, Sutton, was delighted to hear the series was renewed for a final season. On Twitter, she shared her excitement, stating that the fans’ dedication and love for the series helped bring it to life. Williams also shared in the festivities on Twitter with a post saying, “we some fugitives frfr!! season 3 is about to be funnnn!!” Fans can expect a wild ride in the upcoming season as the characters are in for the battle of their lives.