Among 'Arrow''s many adaptations of classic DC villains, few would argue that 'Salem' star Seth Gabel's Count Vertigo analogue "The Count" has proven the most off-target. The character had largely been dealt with by season 2, but it seems Vertigo will once again menace Starling City in season 3, this time courtesy of 'Fargo' and '22 Jump Street' star Peter Stormare!
We had the chance to visit the set of WGN America's first original scripted drama 'Salem,' where it was abundantly clear the network intended to support its witchy period drama through thick and thin. That rings true today as well, now that WGN has officially announced a second season order for 'Salem.'
Last night saw the witchy debut of WGN's first original scripted series, 'Salem,' a supernatural new take on the infamous Salem witch trials from '24' producer Brannon Braga. We visited the spooky set to uncover all manner of details on the productions, also getting the sinful details from cast members Shane West, Janet Montgomery, 'Arrow''s Seth Gabel and more!
It was an exceptionally seasonable March afternoon in Louisiana that a group of reporters piled into a bus headed through rural Louisiana toward the exterior 'Salem' set in Grand Cane, located in a farmland forest that entirely concealed the grandeur within. Mind you, I’d never been on an exterior set visit for such an elaborate period drama, let alone one that constructed a working town of 25 exterior buildings (and 13 custom interiors) against the backdrop of a scenic lake, which itself we’re told would be digitally expanded to better emulate the Massachusetts coast.
WGN America’s ‘Salem’ will hit the tubes this weekend as the network’s first original scripted drama, and, more now than ever, I remember the quick response director David Von Ancken ('Hell On Wheels') gave during an on-set interview for ‘Salem,' as I asked what message the network intended to convey with such a bold choice for its first original. “We’ve arrived,” he shot back, a phrase I’d repeat multiple times throughout the weekend.
This Sunday, WGN America will take its first leap into original scripted programming with the premiere of witchy new period drama 'Salem,' focusing on the titular 17th century witch hunts with a cast that includes the likes of Shane West ('Nikita'), Janet Montgomery ('Made in Jersey'), and Seth Gabel ('Arrow'). We've seen the horrors for ourselves on the set, but check out the first full trailer for WGN's 'Salem' before this weekend's premiere!
‘Arrow’ season 2 lets loose its seventh episode of the year with “State V. Queen,” as Count Vertigo ('Fringe''s Seth Gabel) complicates Oliver's attendance at his mother's trial, while Moira struggles to keep a dark secret from emerging.
Last week’s ‘Arrow’ episode “Keep Your Enemies Closer” saw Oliver joining Diggle on a mission to Russia to recover his ex-wife from captivity, while Isabel Rochev (Summer Glau) insisted on tagging along, and Thea faced a difficult choice with Roy, so what does the seventh episode of ‘Arrow’ season 2 bring? Will Oliver finally become the hooded hero we know from DC comics?
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about ‘Arrow’ season 2′s twisty-turny episode 7, “State V. Queen!”
Wednesday became all about 'The Flash' as 'Arrow' announced that the scarlet speedster would feature in his own CW pilot, rather than suit up later in the season, just before the first images of Grant Gustin's Barry Allen broke, but what of this week's "State V. Queen"? Find out what brings Vertigo ('Fringe' vet Seth Gabel) back in play in a brand-new clip from this week's latest installment!
This past week's 'Arrow' installment, "Keep Your Enemies Closer," managed to keep the series' pace moving with a side trip to Russia, but can the second season of the CW hit tackle its most notoriously campy character once again in next week's "State V. Queen"? See 'Fringe' star Seth Gabel's return as Count Vertigo in the full set of photos!
Tonight's all-new 'Arrow' installment, "Crucible," will see Oliver Queen going up against some brand-new DC foes, but we've been curious as to what will bring back Seth Gabel's crazy Count Vertigo, given the condition we last saw him in. The first press descriptions for Vertigo's return in "State V. Queen" have emerged, so who's under the influence of the deadly druglord this time around?
Only one episode deep into its sophomore season and 'Arrow' has already promised a plethora of DC characters, both new and returning. Previously we heard that season 1 villain Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) might just miraculously pop up again, though it seems he won't be the only one to make a return appearance. 'Fringe' star Seth Gabel's villainous "The Count" will also return to give Oliver Queen "Vertigo" once more, but where will we find him again?