Reign tells the previously unknown story of Mary Queen of Scots’ rise to power when she arrives in France as a 15-year-old.
Mary Stuart has been the Queen of Scotland since she was only six days old. Now a teenager, Mary is a headstrong and powerful monarch and just coming into her power. She heads to France with four ladies-in-waiting to secure Scotland’s alliance with that country by formalizing her engagement to the French king’s son, Prince Francis.
“Prince Francis is intrigued by the fiery Scot, but like most young men, he resists the idea of settling down into marriage, especially when he has a history with a lady of the court and his own point of view on the wisdom of an alliance with Scotland. Still, an attraction between Mary and Francis is ignited. Further complicating things is Bash, Francis’ roguish half-brother, who has a history of his own – despite his illegitimate birth, Bash is his father’s favorite. And now that Bash has caught Mary’s eye, a royal triangle may be forming. While at French Court, fierce foes and dark forces conspire to sabotage Mary’s marriage to Francis and even threaten her life, until a mysterious shrouded guide becomes her ally.”
The series stars Adelaide Kane (Teen Wolf) as Mary, Toby Regbo (One Day) as Prince Francis, Torrance Coombs (The Tudors) as Bash, Megan Follows (Anne of Green Gables) as Queen Catherine, Alan Van Sprang (The Tudors) as King Henry, Celina Sinden (newcomer) as Greer, Caitlin Stasey (newcomer) as Kenna, Anna Popplewell (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) as Lola, and Jenessa Grant (Cyberbully) as Aylee.
Reign is set to air Thursdays at 9:00. You can check out The CW’s 2013-2014 schedule here.
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