The Young Royals Take the Throne and All that Comes With It
CW released the official summary for season two of Reign executive produced by Laurie McCarthy, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Brad Silberling and Harley Peyton. Reign brings history books to life telling the tale of a young girl, Mary Stuart, who rises to power at French Court to become the legendary Mary Queen of Scots (Adelaide Kane). Season one follows Mary’s arrival at French Court betrothed to Prince Francis (Toby Regbo),the son of King Henry and Queen Catherine (Megan Follows) and chronicles her tumultuous rise to power.
The series also stars Torrance Coombs (Bash) Celina Sinden (Greer) Caitlin Stasey (Kenna) Anna Popplewell (Lola) and Jonathan Keltz (Leith). New additions to the series second season include, Rose Williams and Sean Teale. Take a look at the official Reign season 2 description below and make sure not to miss the season 2 promo at the bottom.
Over the course of the stormy first season, Mary Queen of Scots struggled to balance her many roles — as Queen of Scotland, as royal fiancée, and later as young wife to the future King of France, and as faithful friend to her ladies in waiting.
Challenges came in every form: the reigning queen consort of France, Francis’ mother, Catherine de Medici, did everything she could to destroy the union of Mary and Francis, even if that meant taking Mary’s life. Francis and Mary were both torn by their duties to their nations, paving the way for Mary to form a close bond with Bash, Francis’s illegitimate brother, who could offer Mary a level of devotion the future king could not. King Henry descended into madness. And a bloodthirsty menace in the woods was annihilated, but not before taking dozens of lives and heralding the coming of a plague. By the end of the season, the shocking death of King Henry made Francis and Mary the new King and Queen of France. But before their new crowns could be placed on their heads, Francis had placed himself on the wrong side of the quarantined castle’s gates, rushing to help Lola give birth to his first and possibly only child.
The second season begins with Mary and Francis on the throne of a nation burning. France is rocked by the aftereffects of the plague — a disease that creeps inside the castle walls, taking thousands upon thousands of lives across the land, and ravages the stability of a nation. From the ashes, powerful lords will rise, carrying out personal, religious and political vendettas, taking lives, and tearing at Mary and Francis’s commitment to each other, and their people. Friendships will be tested, loved ones murdered and betrayed. Meanwhile, a mysterious and deadly threat snatches victims from village streets and castle corridors; leaving evidence of savagery that looks like the work of monsters; mythical creatures who are the subject of nightmares, but who walk among us, doing the Devil’s bidding.
Season two of Reign Premieres Thursday, Oct. 2nd at 9|8c on The CW