'Salem' season 3 spoilers: Mary is dead, creator Brannon Braga confirms

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"Salem" aired its epic, sensational and jaw-dropping season two finale that saw the death of fan-favorite Mary Sibley. The dark and heroic witch gave her life so that her lover, John Alden, could live. The tragic season two closer left many awe-struck because the last thing audiences expected was its lead actress' death. What awaits the shores of Salem in season three?

While WGN American has yet to officially renew or cancel the show, co-creators Brannon Braga and Adam Simon have hinted at the possibility of a third season. Fans of the horror drama are vying for another season because the latest one ended on many cliff-hangers.

Director and co-executive producer Brannon Braga spoke to The Hollywood Reporter and provided some subtle hints into what fans can expect in season three of "Salem." Addressing Mary's death, the ace showrunner explained, "Make no mistake: she's dead. The question becomes, "How will she come to life? How will she live? What will it mean? What's going to happen?" These are things we've only been talking about but haven't settled on."

Braga teased that, should Mary live, the love story between her and John Alden will continue in some fashion. It is hard to believe the show going on without Mary since she is the epicentre of all action on "Salem." Many audience members are pegging for the two lovers to share more screen time in the years to come.

Braga also teased that Cotton will not lie in a catatonic state for a whole season. Fans may recall that Anne stuffed her familiar in Cotton mouth and made him exactly the way George Sibley was before his death. Anne now controls Cotton but Braga hinted that Cotton may escape his fate somehow. Moreover, Anne and Cotton's love story has not ended yet.

Sebastian, Countess Marburg's son, is set to get a meatier role in season three. Will he help bring Mary back to life?

Meanwhile, Den Of Geek reports that, should "Salem" be renewed, it will be back in 2016.

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