SDCC@Home: Motherland: Fort Salem: Our favorite witches are back.
Motherland: Fort Salem took the world by storm, literally, as the show changes the game for witch lovers everywhere. Motherland: Fort Salem broke the mold with its female-driven power and its ability to break down societal norms.
TVGuide’s Lindsay MacDonald sat down with showrunner Eliot Laurence, Taylor Hickson (Raelle), Ashley Nicole Williams (Abigail), Jessica Sutton (Tally), Demetria McKinney (Anacostia), Amalia Holm (Scylla), and Lyne Renee (General Alder) to discuss all things season 1, as well as, tease some information about Season 2.
All Things Raylla
Off the bat, Eliot jumps into the dynamics at the end of Season 1. The shock of Raelle’s mother still being alive and that Scylla has been working with her this whole time. Eliot teases that Scylla’s relationship with Raelle’s mother will blow up and that Raelle will have a lot to say about it.
Amalia then discusses her feelings about playing Scylla. She was preparing to be deeply hated by the fanbase, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Taylor interjected by saying that Scylla’s character is so beautifully written and plays the middle ground between black and white.
We also have to jump in and say that Demetria’s portrayal of Anacostia and the “mind chess” she plays with Scylla gives us hope that there will be more love than hate in Scylla’s future.
We can’t help but love the dynamics between Raelle and Scylla. We hope we see more of this in Season 2.
The Tally/Alder Connection
At the end of Season 1, Tally jumped in to save Alder and entered into a Biddy-ship with her. Eliot teased that Tally will continue to lose her innocence as this Biddy-ship ties her even closer to Alder.
“what I will say which we are having so much fun writing to is that the connection of the biddyship is so profoundly intimate it’s like, it’s a psychic bond it’s sort of like, it’s almost like being, it’s almost like mother, daughter, lover, it’s it’s profoundly deep. And that will haunt tally through the entire season because tally will start to remember all those memories.”
Exploring What Happens Next on Motherland: Fort Salem
What is in store for our witches in Season 2? For starters, the cast teased that the Spree and the Army may have to join forces to fight the bigger evil. This could get interesting from Scylla and Raelle.
As the girls go into War College they will be taught the native language, Mother Tongue. The cast jokes that this will be difficult but they are excited to get into it. Maybe Adil will be there to teach Abigail and the rest of the unit. We hope so.
Lastly, Demetria opens up about how well this show portrays love and diversity. This show has given us a Black Female President, an openly loved and welcomed lesbian relationship, as well as, showcasing the power of female sexuality. We hope to see more of these beautiful storylines play out in Season 2.
What would you like to see in Season 2 of Motherland: Fort Salem?
You can catch up on Motherland: Fort Salem currently streaming on Hulu.