Will Ferrell is an executive producer for “Motherland: Fort Salem” (via IMDb). The series is linked to Gary Sanchez Productions, a joint production company between long-time collaborators Ferrell and Adam McKay, which has produced numerous movies and tv series since 2006. The inclusion of “Motherland: Fort Salem” might still seem strange considering that the company is mainly known for producing Ferrell-led comedy hits like “Step Brothers,” “The Other Guys,” and “Daddy’s Home.” But “Motherland: Fort Salem” being a Sanchez production might be due to creator and showrunner Eliot Laurence, who McKay mentioned had worked with the company previously before the Freeform series (via Deadline).
The success of “Motherland: Fort Salem” could mean the company could produce more dramas in the future. Yet if it chooses to do so, it’ll be under a different name. Via The Hollywood Reporter in 2019, Ferrell and McKay announced that they were parting ways under Gary Sanchez Productions. However, projects under the Gary Sanchez banner before the split would continue to go on as planned. Will Ferrell recently renamed the company Gloria Sanchez Productions and now heads the company with Jessica Elbaum.