Comic-Con@Home: Motherland: Fort Salem cast talks season 2 twists, Tally’s future


Motherland: Fort Salem’s Comic-Con@Home panel saw the cast and showrunner discussing what viewers can expect in season two.

At a panel held on Sunday for Comic-Con@Home, cast members of Motherland: Fort Salem, as well as showrunner Eliot Laurence, gathered to discuss how the series came together during its first season and what we can expect in season two following that fateful season one finale.

In addition to Laurence, the panelists included Taylor Hickson (Raelle Collar), Ashely Nicole Williams (Abigail Bellweather), Jessica Sutton (Tally Craven), Demetria McKinney (Anacostia Quartermaine), Amalia Holm (Scylla Ramshorn), and Lyne Renee (Sarah Alder). The Motherland: Fort Salem panel was moderated by TV Guide‘s Lindsay MacDonald.

You can watch the entire Comic-Con@Home panel below:

Looking toward season two, everyone is wondering if Tally can be “un-biddied,” after she sacrificed her youth to save Alder in the first-season finale. While Laurence was cryptic about exactly how long Tally will remain a biddy, he did elaborate on an interesting side effect of her predicament. Apparently, the biddy’s all share a psychic connection with each other, as well as Alder, so Tally will have access to Alder’s past memories. Considering she’s been alive for hundreds of years, this could prove a fascinating way to show Alder’s backstory.

Another question was that, when Raelle and Abigail return to Fort Salem, will they now be in war college? The answer appears to be yes, as Laurence stated that there will be an increased presence of male witches in season two because war college is co-ed. This is good news for Abigail, who has a thirst for men as it is, and for Tally, who is nursing a broken heart on top of being biddified.

Additional highlights of season two include more use of the native witch language “Mothertongue,” which Alder used throughout the course of season one. Apparently, it will become more prevalent to other characters on the show as well. Perhaps this is the key to reversing Tally’s condition?

MacDonald also brought up the fact that we’ve seen very little homophobia and racism throughout season one, despite have one of the most culturally diverse cast characters on television right now. She asked if that might change anytime soon and Laurence said that we had only been visiting the “bubble” that is Fort Salem, whereas the rest of their world is like ours.

Hickson and Williams also praised the show for its diverse representation. Laurence stated that in season two we will see more of the “witch hate” that we just saw a small amount of throughout season one.

We’re completely under the spell of Freeform’s witchy Motherland: Fort Salem, and can’t wait to see more of the hit series in season two.

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