The CW dipped its toes in the waters of period dramas this season with “The Carrie Diaries,” which is set in the 1980s. It’s going all-in for next season, though, taking viewers back to the mid-16th century with its new series “Reign.”
The series tells the story of the Mary (Australian actress Adelaide Kane), who had been queen of Scotland since her father died when she was only six days old. As a teenager she and several of her ladies in waiting travel to the French court to formalize her betrothal to Prince Francis (Toby Regbo, “One Day”).
It’s not that simple, though. There are love triangles, political battles and much more for Mary to contend with while she’s there. The guy who says he’s had a vision in the clip above? That would be Nostradamus (Rossif Sutherland, Kiefer’s half-brother).
Mary’s real life was filled with intrigue, but will it make for good television? We’ll see this fall, when “Reign” airs on Thursday nights on The CW. What do you think of the video?