Friday, May 17, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: FIRST TRAILER FOR CW'S NEW HISTORICAL SAGA "REIGN" ON MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS WITH ADELAIDE KANE, TOBY REGBO, TORRANCE COOMBS, ANNA POPPLEWELL

In breaking news today we have the first trailer for new historical series REIGN which will air this Autumn at CW! Starring Adelaide Kane in the lead role the show will depict the life of Mary Queen of Scots from the moment when she arrives to the French court as the prince's fiancee, where she must
combat dangerous foes in order to survive.

  THE STORY OF REIGN
 MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
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 CAST OF 'REIGN'
Dashing Toby Regbo plays prince Francis, while Megan Follows (WORLD WITHOUT END) play Queen Catherine de Medici, the Queen Consort of France, who is willing to do anything to mantain her own standing and power at Court, as well as that of her children. The show also has Caitlin Stasey playing Kenna, a free spirit who serves as one of Mary's ladies-in-waiting together with Celina Sinden who will play Greer. Torrance Coombs will play Sebastian, Francis’ resourceful illegitimate half brother, a favorite son of King Henry II (Alan Van Sprang). It is also interesting that one of Mary's ladies in waiting will be portrayed by Anna Popplewell, the little girl from NARNIA saga! She will play Mary's lady Lola! Rossif Sutherland plays famous Nostradamus, queen's wizard prophet!

21 comments:

  1. Thanks a lot for the updated info about this new series. I'm kinda wondering why there are suddenly so many new shows set in medieval times. I guess everyone's jumping on the Game of Thrones bandwagon.
    Great post! :-)

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    1. it's because it is the best genre ever :) And HOLLYWOOD SPY is web's leading site on historical and epic projects so that is why you can get an impression that only such shows exist :)

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    2. 1558 isn't medieval...it's late Renaissance. This is basically a CW version of The Tudors. Here's hoping I can get past the fact that they already threw out a ton of accuracy for the sake of drama, so I can actually try to enjoy this!

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    3. yep, kinda like DA VINCI'S DEMONS, another brilliant epic show.
      The costumes in the trailer don't really look authentic to me,but methinks they're going for teen glitz not for historical accuracy. Adelaide's face in the first place doesn't scream Scottish nor ancient to me :)

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  2. i was okay with the idea until the mention of it's a "cw" show... that means if it is good then it will be moved around from week to week, until it is so good it will get canceled..

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    1. and there's a danger it might be overly teensy.... The choice of the lead actress who looks too modern teeny and speaks Oz accent instead of Scottish..... hmmm.....

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  3. oh the cw, at least they're doing much better the WB.

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  4. CW has had a lot of interesting shows added lately. Must mean the channel will move to a pay cable channel.

    Reign looks interesting.

    ......dhole

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    1. yep, and I will be bringing new trailers for their new sf shows probably on Monday.

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  5. It looks sweet and romantic and that may not be such a bad thing. Merlin was a sweet show as well and I enjoyed that ever so much. Will wait and see what this one does.

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    1. I hope this one will have some depth, but I'm not overly optimistic. However, I will watch it, since you know how I don't miss any epic shows :)

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  6. Am I getting old or does that cast look a bit on the young side?

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    1. Thanks for being so candid. Now say something nice.

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    2. your shade of blue looks dazzling today like the shine of the stars in the spring skies LOL

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  7. What is the song in the trailer, the fast paced song?

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    1. no idea, dear, try at YouTube, maybe somebody said in the comments there....

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