Answering the Final Call
June 7, 2022
MOTHERLAND: FORD SALEM Season 3 Launches June 21 on Freeform/Hulu
Freeform has released the third (and final) season trailer for MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM, the sci-fi fantasy drama series about a trio of witches trained to become powerful weapons for the American military. Set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution nearly 300 years ago during the Salem witch trials, after cutting a deal with the U.S. government to fight for their country, the series follows Raelle Collar, Abigail Bellweather, and Tally Craven, three witches who have enlisted into the U.S. Army. They train in combat magic and use their vocal cords to enact “seeds” or “seed sounds,” layering vocal sounds to create powerful spells and find themselves at odds against a terrorist organization known as the Spree, a witch resistance group fighting against the conscription of witches.
The series is scored by Brandon Roberts* who had been a co-composer for veteran composers Bear McCreary and Marco Beltrami. Recently, on his own Brandon has scored THE A-LIST (2015), THE FOURTH DOOR (TV, 2015), the sci-fi drama BLACK BOX (2020), the forthcoming drama thriller ON A WING AND A PRAYER, is set to co-score, with Marco Beltrami, the new AMC sci-fi television series PANTHEON starring Paul Dano, Rosemarie DeWitt, William Hurt, and Aaron Eckhart, and is scheduled to score Lindsey Beer’s Untitled PET SEMATARY Project, currently in post-production.
* see my interview with the composer about scoring Seasons 1 and 2 in my Nov. 2021 Soundtrax column
Watch the trailer for MOTHERLAND: FORD SALEM Season 3