San Diego Comic Con @Home 2021: Motherland: Fort Salem Season Two Panel

A show that we are loving right now is Motherland: Fort Salem. And thanks to the recent comic-con panel. We now have some fun insights into what is ahead....

A show that we are loving right now is Motherland: Fort Salem. And thanks to the recent comic-con panel. We now have some fun insights into what is ahead. The panel was hosted by Damian Holbrook who launched it with a somewhat amusing, “What’s up Witches.” The panel included series creator Eliot Laurence as well as the show’s stars Taylor Hickson, Ashley Nicole Williams, Jessica Sutton, Demetria McKinney, Amalia Holm, and Lyne Renee.


The Origins

Holbrook wasted little time and asked Elliot Laurence where his idea for the show came from. Laurence revealed that since childhood he’d been fascinated by Witches a little more than his parents would have liked him to be. But when he started to think about them he asked himself what would happen if one of the Salem witches had made a deal with the American Government. What if the Witches began to win wars for the US. And thus the idea slowly developed into Motherland: Fort Salem.

Additionally, Eliot added that he believes that he has been around strong women for most of his life, which is why he has been able to write them as compellingly as he does for television.


They Are The Power

Furthering the conversation about strong women. Holbrook rightly pointed out. That the women in Motherland are not claiming power, but actually are the power. This is an element of the show that I have quite enjoyed. Especially when it comes to Lyne Renee’s character of General Adler, who has used her magic to bend the President’s will to her ends.


Forming A Unit

The show’s first season put a lot of importance on the three key characters forming a unit. Indeed, the characters of Raelle, Abigail, and Tally are a formidable team now, but it wasn’t that way in the beginning. However, when asked about the chemistry between the three actors. Ashley Nicole Williams who plays the role of Abigail said the chemistry happened fairly quickly. Taylor Hickson who plays Raelle said that the long working hours probably helped them to bond because they get to see the best and worst of each other over the long shooting days.


You can learn more about what was said on this comic-con Panel via the video, which is embedded below:


Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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