Warning – Major spoilers from the Salem Season 2 finale follow below.
Now that Mary is, seemingly, dead, what can you say about what’s next?
Brannon Braga: Mary is dead; she gave her life to save John, which is heartbreaking and the perfect ending to the season — these doomed lovers again in each other’s arms. And one of them was dead. Which really, to me, encapsulates the emotion of the series, which is very much centered around love, as horrific as the show can be.
Make no mistake: she’s dead. The question becomes, “How will she come to life? How will she live? What will it mean? What’s going to happen.” These are things we’ve only been talking about but haven’t settled on. Obviously Mary Sibley is the emotional epicenter of the show, so it’s hard to imagine the show without her. And yet at the same time, who knows?
Can you say anything about any new faces you might be bringing in Season 3?
BB: It’s too early to tell. We’re very happy with the core ensemble we have; it’s a very large cast as it is. We probably won’t bring anyone in, unless it’s a great character, obviously. But we haven’t had those discussion yet.