THE SERPENT QUEEN
CATHERINE DE MEDICI SERIES
While we are waiting to see French series on Diana de Poitiers who was the mistress of her husband, Catherine de Medici is getting her own show over at Starz where they've just ordered THE SERPENT QUEEN series based
on a book by Leonie Frieda. The eight part saga will portray the Italian noblewoman and queen of France, married to King Henry II and mother of kinds Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III. She had huge influence in France during the 16th century.
|Justin Haythe is writing and producing the series|
Considered an immigrant, common and plain, she was married into the French court as an orphaned teenager (she was the last of the direct line of the Medicis) expected to bring a fortune in dowry and produce many heirs, only to discover that her husband is in love with an older woman, her dowry is unpaid, and she’s unable to conceive. Yet, only with her intelligence and determination, she manages to also preparing a series on Eleanore of Aquitaine!