Hidden between the lines of the history books is the story of Mary Stuart, the young woman the world would come to know as Mary, Queen of Scots.
Queen of Scotland since she was six days old, the teenage Mary is already a headstrong monarch ─ beautiful, passionate, and poised at the very beginning of her tumultuous rise to power. Arriving in France with four close friends as her ladies-in-waiting, Mary has been sent to secure Scotland’s strategic alliance by formalizing her arranged engagement to the French king’s dashing son, Prince Francis. But the match isn’t signed and sealed, it depends more on politics, religion and secret agendas than affairs of the heart.
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. With danger and sexual intrigue around every dark castle corner, Mary rallies her ladies-in-waiting and steels herself, ready to rule the new land and balance the demands of her country and her heart.
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 from CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Stephanie SenGupta (“Hawaii Five-0”), Laurie McCarthy (“The Ghost Whisperer”), Frank Siracusa (“Beauty And The Beast”) and Brad Silberling (“Moonlight Mile”). The pilot was directed by Brad Silberling.
Watch Reign, Tuesday at 9 p.m on CW50.
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Reign – Thursday, March 6th at 9 p.m. – A ROYAL WEDDING OCCURS BUT WHO DOES MARY CHOOSE? — With a forced marriage looming, Mary (Adelaide Kane) must consider both her heart and her nation [...]
Reign – Thursday, February 27th at 9 p.m. – CATHERINE ENLISTS MARY AND BASH TO HELP FIND HER SONS — When Clarissa (guest star Katie Boland) kidnaps the younger children of King Henry (Alan Van Sprang) [...]
Reign – Thursday, January 23rd at 9 p.m. on CW50! – CATHERINE CONSPIRES TO HAVE MARY ELIMINATED — When Mary (Adelaide Kane) and Bash (Torrance Coombs) are captured and forced to return to the castle, [...]
Reign – Thursday, October 24th at 9 p.m. – MARY DOESN’T KNOW WHO SHE CAN TRUST — When Simon (guest star Luke Roberts), an English envoy, tells Mary (Adelaide Kane) that the English are aware [...]
Blogger Vicki Briganti watches The CW’s pilot of “Reign” and hopes the French Court designates a “Take Your Blogger to the Castle” day so she can meet the resident hotties and secure a front row throne to the royal drama.
Alan van Sprang describes his character of King Henry and the family dynamic on “Reign.”
As a student in college majoring in Film, Video, and Media Studies “history” is just one subject that I have absolutely no interest in. When I first heard the general overview of the new original [...]