T+E, Travel Channel greenlight The Witches of Salem

The Witches of Salem
Produced by Blue Ant's Saloon Media, the four-part docuseries examines the 17th-century witch trials.

Blue Ant Media’s T+E and U.S. pay TV channel Travel Channel have greenlit a new docuseries based on the Salem witch trials.

Produced by Saloon Media in association with New York-based Talos Films, Travel Channel and T+E, the The Witches of Salem (4 x 60 minutes) examines the 17th-century trials using historical documents, court records and the perspectives of sociologists, psychologists and cultural historians.

Blue Ant Media acquired Saloon last year, a move that marked Blue Ant’s first Canadian production company acquisition.

Since Saloon was picked up, Blue Ant has greenlight the prodco to produce docuseries The Bryk Cottage for Blue Ant specialty channel Cottage Life and announced the renewal of Saloon copros like Bondi Vet: Coast to Coast (10 x 60 minute Australia’s WFTN) and See No Evil (16 x  60 minute, U.K.’s Arrow Media). Earlier this year, Saloon also started production on the feature-length documentary 9/11 Kids for CBC’s documentary Channel.

Exec producers on The Witches of Salem include Saloon’s managing director Michael Kot, Blue Ant Media’s Julie Chang and Talos Films’ Julian P. Hobbs and Elli Hakami. The exec in charge of production for the docuseries is Travel Channel’s Charles Nordlander, while Sam Linton serves as head of original content for Blue Ant’s T+E.

Blue Ant International holds the worldwide rights to The Witches of Salem.

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