Premieres Thursday, October 17th at 9pm
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.
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) and Queen Catherine (Megan Follows), Mary (Adelaide Kane) and […]
QUEEN CATHERINE IS ACCUSED OF ADULTERY — When King Henry (Alan Van Sprang) accuses Queen Catherine (Megan Follows) of treason and adultery, she sets out to save her life by exposing Bash’s (Torrance Coombs) dark past. […]
AN ATTEMPT IS MADE ON BASH’S LIFE — When a plot to kill Bash (Torrance Coombs) goes wrong, Queen Catherine (Megan Follows) is suspected of orchestrating it. Mary (Adelaide Kane) offers to help free a wrongly […]
CATHERINE CONSPIRES TO HAVE MARY ELIMINATED — When Mary (Adelaide Kane) and Bash (Torrance Coombs) are captured and forced to return to the castle, they discover Catherine (Megan Follows) waiting and even more determined to […]
THE HERETICS THREATEN MARY AND BASH FIGHTS TO UNCOVER THE TRUTH — An attempt to scare Mary (Adelaide Kane) causes Queen Catherine (Megan Follows) to take drastic measures to make sure the guilty party is […]
FRANCIS REUNITES WITH AN EX, CAUSING MARY TO TURN TO BASH — When Olivia (guest star Yael Grobglas), who is an ex-lover of Francis’ (Toby Regbo), arrives at the castle, she brings the dangers of […]
MARY AND FRANCIS GROW CLOSER AMIDST THE CHAOS — Mary (Adelaide Kane) has to decide if she is willing to lie and sentence a man to death in order to have King Henry (Alan Van […]
MARY CONSIDERS ENDING HER ENGAGEMENT TO FRANCIS — When England’s armies threaten Scotland’s borders, Mary (Adelaide Kane) asks King Henry (Alan Van Sprang) for help, but he refuses. Tomas (guest star Manolo Cardona), the son […]
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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 of her fragile engagement to Francis (Toby Regbo), Mary […]