Motherland: Fort Salem - Milestones Breaks Down Healing Abilities (Exclusive)

Both in the real world and in fiction, witches have a long history of using their knowledge and abilities to help heal those around them, but the concept of those powers is reimagined in a compelling new way for Motherland: Fort Salem on Freeform. Audiences have seen Raelle demonstrate her abilities in previous episodes of the series, with this week's new episode offering a fresh perspective of the extent of those abilities, which makes her connection to her mother even stronger. Check out the featurette above to learn more about these healing abilities and tune in to new episodes of Motherland: Fort Salem on Wednesdays on Freeform.

Created by Eliot Laurence (who also created Claws), Motherland: Fort Salem is set in an alternate, present-day America where witches ended their persecution 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the U.S. government to fight for their country. The series follows three young women from basic training in combat magic into terrifying and thrilling early deployment. In this world, the traditional roles of gender and power are flipped with women on the front lines, the fight looming and terrorist threats that are strikingly familiar to our world, but with supernatural tactics and weapons.

In the series, Taylor Hickson (Deadly Class) portrays Raelle, a reluctant recruit with major authority issues whose mother recently died in the line of duty. Jessica Sutton (The Kissing Booth) is Tally, a kind, strong-willed and curious witch who enlisted despite her mother’s passionate disapproval. Ashley Nicole Williams plays Abigail, an unquestionably alpha, smart, driven, and courageous witch who hails from the upper echelons of military witch society and is excited to be joining the ranks of the witches’ army. Amalia Holm (Playground) rounds out the young witch recruits, playing Scylla, a playful yet dark and mischievous recruit who is not what she appears to be. Demetria McKinney (The Saints and Sinners) plays Anacostia, a tough but wryly humorous drill sergeant whose chief concern is keeping the young recruits alive through basic training. Lyne Renee (Deep State) plays General Sarah Alder, the highest-ranking officer in the Armed Forces and the only leader witches have ever known.

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