Season three of Salem brings a familiar face. Marilyn Manson is joining the cast in a recurring role as Thomas Dinley – the town’ barber/surgeon. Series creators Brannon Braga said of the role:
“He’s Vidal Sassoon and Jack the Ripper. And there’s definitely some Sweeney Todd mixed into the character as well. Don’t be surprised if you see a meat pie or two.”
Although the role was not written specifically for Manson, series creators Brannon Braga and Adam Simon thought he’d be perfect for it when they found out he was interested in being on the show. Manson said of his role:
“He has no moral balance. The place where Dinley operates his business is not dissimilar to my home. I collect a lot of the medical devices.”
Manson’s previous involvement in the series was as writer of show’ opening theme song Cupid Carries a Gun with composer Tyler Bates.
Salem returns Wednesday, Nov. 2 on WGN America.