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Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.
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Series cast summary:
Adelaide Kane ...  Queen Mary Stuart 78 episodes, 2013-2017
Megan Follows ...  Queen Catherine de' Medici / ... 78 episodes, 2013-2017
Celina Sinden ...  Greer Castleroy / ... 78 episodes, 2013-2017
Torrance Coombs ...  Sebastian 'Bash' de Poitiers / ... 62 episodes, 2013-2016
Anna Popplewell ...  Lady Lola / ... 62 episodes, 2013-2016
Craig Parker ...  Lord Stéphane Narcisse / ... 56 episodes, 2014-2017
Toby Regbo ...  King Francis II / ... 51 episodes, 2013-2017
Jonathan Keltz ...  Leith Bayard 51 episodes, 2013-2017
Rose Williams ...  Princess Claude 50 episodes, 2014-2017
Caitlin Stasey ...  Kenna / ... 44 episodes, 2013-2015
Rachel Skarsten ...  Queen Elizabeth I 35 episodes, 2015-2017
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Chronicles the rise to power of Mary Queen of Scots (Kane) when she arrives in France as a 15-year-old, betrothed to Prince Francis, and with her four best friends as ladies-in-waiting. It details the secret history of survival at French Court amidst fierce foes, dark forces, and a world of sexual intrigue. Written by CW

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Royal cousins. Mortal enemies. (Season 3) See more »

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USA

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English

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2013 (USA) See more »

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Reign See more »

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Trivia

When the series takes place, Princess Claude historically was just 11 years old. See more »

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At the time, noblewomen wore hoods to conceal their hair as a sign of modesty, and free hair was considered scandalous. The noblewomen in this series are often shown with free hair. See more »

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Referenced in Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Adelaide Kane (2015) See more »

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History as seen through Teen Vogue:Prom Edition
20 February 2014 | by sarahbelemSee all my reviews

I was intrigued and excited by the ads running up to the debut of this series. The first few minutes of the initial episode promised historical authenticity. It quickly veered into a disappointingly predictable teen soap opera.

Mary Stuart's life, even if only while at the court of Henry II, is filled with enough sex, intrigue and blood to fill several seasons of a series. Catherine De Medici was her mother-in-law. Diane De Poitiers, the kings mistress was 20 years his senior! The war of the Reformation was literally being fought beneath her balcony at times, with heads rolling and bond fires blazing.

Yet, the writers fail to mine the rich, actual story connected to Mary,Queen of Scots and prance into ridiculous plot lines, conversations, and clothing fit more for a 21st century adolescent drama than the story around a girl whose existence made several countries unstable for decades.

The production values are high, and it's a delightful show visually. If the story had been made without any pretense of basis on historical characters it could have been sold as fantasy, and I'd have had no problem with it. I just couldn't get past the anachronisms week after week: the roles of women in that society; the clothing and hair styles, while beautiful today, that would have been grounds for being burned alive; "Diane is shopping in Paris";pagan blood rituals....

It's frustrating to see such obviously high production capital put into such a poorly written show.


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