Season Premiere Friday, February 10
Fridays (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on The CW
The second season of REIGN began with marriages and allegiances torn asunder, as well as the rise of enemies and political unrest. Mary, Queen of Scots (Adelaide Kane), and her husband the King of France, Francis (Toby Regbo) lived through the birth of the King’s, but not the Queen’s, son, the plague, and a nation divided. Catherine de Medici (Megan Follows), realizing her limited power now that her daughter-in-law wears her crown, made a bold move to align herself with Mary’s ultimate enemy, Queen Elizabeth (Rachel Skarsten) of England. Bash (Torrance Coombs), wounded from his failed marriage with Kenna (Caitlin Stasey), sought refuge with an ethereal woman with mysterious powers, while Greer (Celina Sinden) was ousted from favor and took up a surprising occupation, where she flourished.
REIGN begins its third season with Mary and Francis realizing that they are more powerful together than apart, believing there is hope for them to move forward, leaving behind the anger and hurt. It also introduces us to another royal court, that of Elizabeth, “Virgin” Queen of England. Still early in her reign, Elizabeth faces opposition on all sides, particularly from men who doubt a woman’s ability to rule. Like Mary, and Catherine de Medici, she struggles to hold onto power and love; the women have much in common, and Mary and Elizabeth are reluctant foes, but foes nonetheless, each positioned by birth and fate to destroy all the other holds dear.
REIGN is produced by CBS Television Studios and Whizbang Films/Take 5 Productions with executive producers Laurie McCarthy (“The Ghost Whisperer”), Frank Siracusa (“Beauty And The Beast”), John Weber (“Beauty And The Beast”), Brad Silberling (“Moonlight Mile”), Gretchen Berg, and Aaron Harberts.
CREDITS FOR “REIGN” ON THE CW
Day and time: Fridays, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET
Network debut: October 17, 2013
Format: 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. The teenage Mary is already a headstrong monarch ─ beautiful, passionate and poised at the very beginning of her tumultuous rise to power.
Cast: Adelaide Kane as Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland and France
Toby Regbo as King Francis II
Torrance Coombs as Sebastian
Megan Follows as Catherine de Medici, The Queen Mother
Rachel Skarsten as Queen Elizabeth
Celina Sinden as Greer of Kinross
Anna Popplewell as Lady Lola
Jonathan Keltz as Leith Bayard
Rose Williams as Claude
Craig Parker as Lord Andre Narcisse
Charlie Carrick as Robert Dudley
Ben Geurens as Gideon Blackburn
Executive Producers: Laurie McCarthy, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Brad Silberling, Gretchen Berg, and Aaron Harberts
Origination: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Produced by: CBS Television Studios and Whizbang Films/Take 5 Productions
Media contact: Mandy Ellis, 818/977-3719