Quickie: HBO moving forward with “Salem” drama by “Orange is the new black” creator

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UPDATE: the tentative title of the show is “New World” and the shooting will precisely happen in Massachusetts.

After long-running comedy Weeds for Showtime and delightful dramedy Orange Is The New Black for Netflix, creator Jenji Kohan is going all drama with HBO! She sold a few months ago a script to the pay channel about the famous Salem trial, one of the most compelling chapters in American history. The untitled period drama written by Kohan & Bruce and Tracy Miller will explore this moment when intolerance and repression set neighbor against neighbor and led a town to mass hysteria. HBO is now moving forward with a pilot order. Shooting will start at the beginning of March somewhere yet to be determined in the East Coast. Stay tuned for casting news.

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