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 series stars Adelaide Kane (“Teen Wolf”) as Mary, Toby Regbo (“One Day”) as Prince Francis, Torrance Coombs (“The Tudors”) as Bash, Megan Follows (“Anne of Green Gables”) as Queen Catherine, Alan Van Sprang (“The Tudors”) as King Henry, Celina Sinden (newcomer) as Greer, Caitlin Stasey (newcomer) as Kenna, Anna Popplewell (“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”) as Lola, and Jenessa Grant (“Cyberbully”) as Aylee. REIGN is from CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Stephanie SenGupta (“Hawaii Five-0”), Laurie McCarthy (“The Ghost Whisperer”), Frank Siracusa (“Beauty And The Beast”) and Brad Silberling (“Moonlight Mile”). The pilot was directed by Brad Silberling.
Winter whites graced the red carpet a lot this season and made the style arena interesting. “Reign” actress Adelaide Kane made it look effortless. Do you cheers or sneers her look?
Although the temperature keeps dropping, fashion should always stay hot (this principle I’m sure Carrie Bradshaw would approve of). So, let’s make sure our marvelous wear isn’t bulldozed by winter and take action. Here are a few must-have seasonal trends that are ALL under $25 (repeat: ALL under $25). These fabulous pieces will spruce up that wintry office outfit or spice up that bleak weekend ensemble that is bracing for the chill.
Meet the Great Scot Escape Winner, Laurel Phoenix
Television recap of “Reign” season 1 episode 8, discussing the mid-season finale where one of Mary’s ladies meets her end.
Television recap of “Reign” season 1, episode 7, discussing the castle taken hostage by the Count of Italy. The recap includes a poll about the best scene of the night.
Television recap for “Reign” season 1 episode 6, discussing Bash’s darker side after he kills to save himself. The recap also includes a poll about Bash’s decisions.
5 reasons why people will want to watch “Reign” — discussing the production value, the ships, costumes, and love triangles.
Television recap of “Reign” season 1 episode 5, discussing the relationship between Francis and a young girl who arrives at the castle after being hunted. Also, a poll is included.
Television recap of “Reign” season 1 episode 4, discussing the Prince of Portugal, and the good, great, and brilliant moments from the episode. The recap also includes a poll about Mary’s ladies in waiting.
Television recap for “Reign” season 1 episode 3, including a discussion and poll about first kisses.