After a year of hiatus, Motherland: Fort Salem finally returned to Freeform for season 2 late last month. And though the network has yet to officially renew the supernatural drama for season 3, it appears that the Eliot Laurence-created series may have quietly been picked up for another season.
Speculations that Motherland: Fort Salem may have been renewed for a third season started when Spoiler TV noticed that the Writer’s Guild of America West database is currently showing an entry for the show’s third season. While this is hardly an assurance that season 3 is officially a go, series star Taylor Hickson said that a potential third season will be very interesting, given how season 2 will wrap up things.
In a recent interview with Distractify, Hickson said that fans will be left on the edge of their seat during the entire second season. “You got angst left and right and danger and life and death,” teased Hickson, before revealing that the season 2 finale will conclude with a cliffhanger that sets the story up for “an infinite amount of possibilities for season 3.”
“There is so much that transpired between now and the end,” Taylor added of the show’s sophomore run. “It’ll feel like a different show by the end of it. I think that’s really interesting to toy with in season 3 if you’ll allow us.”
Set in an alternate version of present-day America where witches ended their persecution 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the U.S. government to fight for their country, Motherland: Fort Salem follows three young women ― Raelle (Hickson), Abigail (Ashley Nicole Williams), and Tally (Jessica Sutton) ― from basic training in combat magic into terrifying and thrilling early deployment. In this world, the traditional roles of gender and power are flipped with women on the front lines. And while terrorist threats in this alternate world are strikingly familiar to the real world, supernatural tactics and weapons are involved.
Motherland: Fort Salem season 2 airs every Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET on Freeform.