SERPENT QUEEN EPIC SERIES
CROWNS SAMANTHA MORTON AS CATHERINE DE MEDICI!
Just a month ago I announced the project that Starz is doing on famous Catherine de Medici and now they have set Samantha Morton as THE SERPENT QUEEN
herself! The eight episode saga will be a cunning account of one of the most influential women ever to wear a crown. Considered an immigrant, common and plain, Catherine de Medici is married into the 16th century French court as an orphaned teenager 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 keep her marriage alive and masters the bloodsport that is the monarchy better than anyone else, ruling France for 50
years. Based on a book by Leonie Frieda, the series will also stream on Starzplay around the world. Samantha has already played Queen Mary of Scotland on the big screen.
|Samantha Morton will take the lead role in the series|
de Medici inspecting the streets of Paris after the infamous
Bartholomew's Night in which thousands of Huguenots were butchered. |