Meet The Cast of Motherland: Fort Salem

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A guide for FreeForm’s Motherland: Fort Salem featuring who plays who, character descriptions, and other noteworthy information.


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Raelle (Taylor Hickson)

Raelle (Taylor Hickson) waiting to be conscripted.
Raelle (Taylor Hickson)

Character Description (Introduced In: Season 1 Episode 1 “Say The Words” [Series Premiere])

From the Chippewa Cession, near the Carolina’s, Raelle’s family are a long line of healers, and she is no different. But, unlike her peers, she finds no honor in serving as a witch. Especially after her mother died in action.

Additional Information About The Character

  • 1.1: It is revealed her mom died under the leadership of Abigail’s mother during a firefight in Liberia.
  • 1.1: Was well known back home due to her healing locals, even though most witches aren’t supposed to practice magic, in that capacity, until they get to basic training.
  • 1.1: Taking note of her kissing Scylla, it is safe to assume Raelle is open to girls.

Quotes From The Character


Abigail Bellweather (Ashley Nicole Williams)

Abigail (Ashley Nicole Williams) during an assembly.
Abigail (Ashley Nicole Williams)

Character Description (Introduced In: Season 1 Episode 1 “Say The Words” [Series Premiere])

Abigail comes from a long line of witches, including some of those who fought alongside General Adler when she first began a witch army. And it is because of that legacy she, of her unit, takes training and the possibility of prestige the most serious.

Additional Information About The Character

  • 1.1: Her specialty is manipulation
  • 1.1: Abigail’s family stretched from Maryland to New York.
  • 1.1: Her mother, Petra, is a commanding officer

Quotes From The Character


Tally (Jessica Sutton)

Tally (Jessica Sutton) talking to Raelle
Tally (Jessica Sutton)

Character Description (Introduced In: Season 1 Episode 1 “Say The Words” [Series Premiere])

A young woman who grew up in a matrifocal compound, near Sacramento, California, whose mom lost 4 sisters, so neither her mother nor her were required to join the military. Yet, with ideas of traveling, and really buying into the sales pitch, Tally is gung-ho on all she can do.

Additional Information About The Character

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Quotes From The Character


Scylla (Amalia Holm)

Scylla (Amalia Holm) talking to Raelle.
Scylla (Amalia Holm)

Character Description (Introduced In: Season 1 Episode 1 “Say The Words” [Series Premiere])

Scylla is a necromancer who also happens to be an undercover member of the Spree. Now, as for what she plans to do at Circe Barracks? Well, one of the first things she seems to be doing is recruiting, and Raelle might be the first one she convinces to join the Spree.

Additional Information About The Character

  • 1.2: Is a second-year who is top of her class
  • 1.2: Her family is comprised of draft dodgers.

Quotes From The Character


General Sarah Alder (Lyne Renee)

General Sarah Adler (Lyne Renee) giving a speech.
General Sarah Adler (Lyne Renee)

Character Description (Introduced In: Season 1 Episode 1 “Say The Words” [Series Premiere])

A witch who is over 327 years old, and is the founder of the American army ran by and filled with witches. To many, she is a controversial figure, but also a respected one.

Additional Information About The Character

  • 1.2: The song she released, which inspired the Salem Accord, caused her to be infertile.
    • Lost her sister previous to the Salem Accord.

Quotes From The Character


President Kelly Wade (Sheryl Lee Ralph)

President Kelly Wade (Sheryl Lee Ralph) speaking to General Adler.
President Kelly Wade (Sheryl Lee Ralph)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1 Episode 2 “My Witches”

The president of the United States who asserts her authority in episode 2 as the Spree threat starts to increase its number of casualties during an election year.

Additional Information About President Kelly Wade


Libba (Sarah Yarkin)

Libba (Sarah Yarkin) during training.
Libba (Sarah Yarkin)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1 Episode 2 “My Witches”

Abigail’s rival whose mother hates Abigail’s, Petra.

Additional Information About Libba


Glory (Annie Jacob)

Glory (Annie Jacob) excited about what Tally did.
Glory (Annie Jacob)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1 Episode 2 “My Witches”

One of Tally’s friends from back home who questions why she decided to join the military.

Additional Information About Glory


Anacostia (Demetria McKinney)

Anacostia (Demetria McKinney) watching her trainees practice.
Anacostia (Demetria McKinney)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1 Episode 2 “My Witches”

The drill sergeant in charge of the girls.

Additional Information About Anacostia

  • 1.2: We learn she was a fosterling

Lt. Helen Graves (Camille Hollett-French)

Lt. Helen Graves (Camille Hollett-French) talking to Raelle.
Lt. Helen Graves (Camille Hollett-French)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1 Episode 2 “My Witches”

One of Scylla’s aliases.

Additional Information About Lt. Helen Graves

  • 1.2: Is a sophomore at witch’s college

General Information About Motherland: Fort Salem

Network
FreeForm
Creator(s) Eliot Laurence
First Aired 3/18/2020
Hashtag #Motherland

Groups & Organizations

Spree

A terrorist group that thinks conscription into the military is akin to slavery and their goal is to dismantle the global military-industrial complex by any means necessary. Even if that means killing fellow witches or those without magic.

  • YouTube: The Spree began their attacks 20 to 25 years ago. For reference, General Adler has run her army for over 300 years.

Military High Council

The decision-makers behind who will go on to war college.

Notable Locations

Circe Barracks

Where the show’s story begins and the unit comprising of Raelle, Tally, and Abigail get trained.

Terms To Know

Conscription Day

The day when girls are asked to give their oath to the military.

Salem Accord

The document which allowed for peace between witches and mortals in the Americas that was signed by General Adler.

Salva

1.1: A drug used for combat drops

Other Noteworthy Information

Magic Types

1.1: Necromancer, Healer, Shapeshifters, Wind Magic, Mind Manipulation

1.1

  • On every girl, there is a mark which proves they are a witch and, after having sex, usually it is shiny.
  • We’re told the draft for that year was one of the smallest in history
  • Promotions and performance are based on the unit, rather than the strengths of an individual.

1.2

  • It usually takes 9 months to properly train a witch.

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