Brannon Braga

Feb. 27, 2014 | 2:46 p.m.

Brannon Braga talks new TV treks with series ‘Salem,’ ‘Cosmos’ reboot

Janet Montgomery as “Mary Sibley” WGN America's "Salem,” premiering SUNDAY, April 20, 2014 (10:00 p.m. ET/ 9:00 p.m. CT) on WGN America. (WGN America)
This article has been corrected. See below. For some fans, Brannon Braga forever will be associated with Gene Roddenberry’s vast, influential universe — his work on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Enterprise,” not to mention his screenplays for “Star Trek: Generations” and “Star Trek: First Contact,” kept federation space at the forefront of many imaginations for years. But these days, it’s not the far-flung future or even the politics of present day, but the distant past that’s captivated the film and television veteran. Braga is executive producing both the supernatural-inflected series “Salem” and the reboot of Carl Sagan’s legendary show “Cosmos,” featuring astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Braga describes the 17th-century-set “Salem,” the WGN series that’s set to premiere April 20, as a “unique blend of ‘The Exorcist’ with a little David Lynch thrown in.” The show […]
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