Update (August 23rd, 2021): Freeform has officially renewed Motherland: Fort Salem for a third and final season. The bittersweet announcement comes a day before its season 2 finale, which will air at 10 p.m. ET on August 24th.
“We’re excited to bring Motherland: Fort Salem back for a third season,” said Freeform president Tara Duncan in a statement. “I am grateful to [series creator] Eliot [Laurence] 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.”
Laurence added: “Every time we get to dive back into the world of Motherland: Ford Salem, it’s a pleasure and an honor. 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.”
Original Story (July 7th, 2021): 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.