Toby Regbo and Adelaide Kane
Get ready for a lot of pretty people with bloody open sores on Reign.
The CW series returns this fall after the death of the Darkness, who was keeping the Black Plague at bay through his sacrifices. "The plague is coming and lands at the castle with a vengeance," executive producerLaurie McCarthy said at the CW drama's Comic-Con panel on Thursday. "Not everyone will survive it... but the plague will pass and it will be followed by famine." She added that Queen Mary (Adalaide Kane) and King Francis (Toby Regbo) will have to learn what it's like to "inherit a nation that is in fact burning... and out of their control."
Adelaide Kane and Amy Brenneman
Marie de Guise (Amy Brenneman) has more on her mind than a tender reunion with daughter Mary (Adelaide Kane) when she comes to France in the March 6 episode of the CW drama Reign.
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The CW has good news for Veronica Mars fans.
Running away with your brother's fiancée — as Bash (Torrance Coombs) did in Reign's midseason finale — probably isn't the wisest idea, especially when that sibling is the future king of France, with an army at his disposal.
Michael Aronov, Toby Regbo, Megan Follows, Adelaide Kane
What happens when Reign's Mary and Francis are taken hostage?
On Thursday's episode, the castle is under siege, and Mary (Adelaide Kane) and Francis (Toby Regbo) must do whatever they can to save themselves. But before that, Catherine (Megan Follows) makes a surprising declaration by offering up Mary in a trade.
Reign is keeping it all in the family.
The CW period drama has cast former Private Practice star Amy Brenneman to play Mary's mother, it was announced Monday.
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The love life of Mary Queen of Scots is about to get even more complicated.
On Thursday's episode of Reign, Mary (Adelaide Kane) meets Tomas (Manola Cardona), the son of the King of Portugal. During a stroll on horseback, Tomas surprises Mary by getting down on one knee and promising to help her in the fight against England. What is Mary's response? Watch below.
Did you lose your head over Reign?
Now that the CW's Mary Queen of Scots period drama has premiered, we want to know your thoughts — and whether you loved or hated every new show this fall.
History be damned. And that's no joke, though the show sometimes feels like one. The CW's Reign (Thursday, 9/8c) is all about herstory, an opulent and giddy bodice-ripper very loosely inspired by the teenage years of the ultimately ill-fated Mary, Queen of Scots (a pouty Adelaide Kane). It's like Masterpiece Junior as seen on MTV after a jolt of Red Bull, or more to the point, Gossip Girl goes to court. And while it will win no prizes for scholarly accuracy (to put it mildly), Reign is such a fanciful folly of royal romance and literally poisonous court gossip that it's hard not to hail a CW show that breaks so lavishly from the network's usual formula of angst-ridden ghouls and cloying rom-com.
Adelaide Kane and Toby Regbo
The CW's Reign may not have the vampires, beasts and other supernatural creatures that dominate the network's schedule, but the period drama fills that void with passion, sex, royalty and damn good fashion.
Reign stars Adelaide Kane as a teenage Mary Queen of Scots. The show begins as she has just left the convent where she's been hiding to return to the French court where she'll prepare to marry Prince Francis of France (Toby Regbo). Although history dictates that the two did wed, the series explores a love triangle between Mary, Francis and his (fictional) half-brother Sebastian (Torrance Coombs). The courtship is also threatened by the Prince's controlling mother, Queen Catherine de' Medici (Megan Follows) as well as Nostradamus (Rossif Sutherland), a close ally of Catherine's, who gets a premonition that Mary's marriage to the Prince will cost him his life.