REIGN Post-Mortem: Showrunner Laurie McCarthy and Megan Follows Reflect on the Risky Season 1 Finale and Preview What’s Next in Season 2

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Hot on the heels of its successful first season, REIGN went out in jaw-dropping style last week when it killed off the King of France (Alan Van Sprang). It also dared to lock the next king right out of the castle gates due to the looming threat of plague spreading through the local villages. So Season 2 of REIGN is going to be a tricky road as Mary (Adalaide Kane), Queen of Scots and now Queen of France may have to rule in her husband’s absence and keep her mother-in-law, Catherine de Medici (Megan Follows) at bay and also making a play for the throne.

As this week’s CBS Summer Soiree event, showrunner and executive producer Laurie McCarthy and star Megan Follows talked exclusively about the killer Season 1 finale and where the show may be heading in its upcoming second season. [Read more…]

REIGN Previewpalooza: “The Darkness” Sneak Peek!

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This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Thursday March 20th episode of REIGN. Direct from The CW, “BASH WITNESSES THE DARKNESS OF THE WOODS — The castle is abuzz with First Light, where the women of the castle mingle with potential suitors. Much to Mary’s (Adelaide Kane) dismay, Lola (Anna Popplewell) is reluctant to participate in the tradition. After another violent incident with the increasingly erratic King Henry (Alan Van Sprang), Kenna (Caitlin Stasey) fears for her safety and confides in Queen Catherine (Megan Follows), while Bash (Torrance Coombs) experiences the terrors of the woods and vows to uncover the truth behind the Darkness. Toby Regbo and Celina Sinden also star. The episode was directed by Steve DiMarco and written by Charlie Craig .” [Read more…]

REIGN Previewpalooza: “Dirty Laundry” Sneak Peek!

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This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Thursday March 13th episode of REIGN. Direct from The CW, “A LIFE-CHANGING SITUATION AFFECTS MARY AND HER NEW HUSBAND — Mary (Adelaide Kane) returns from her honeymoon and, suspicious of Lola’s (Anna Popplewell) strange behavior, uncovers a deception that changes everything. Bash (Torrance Coombs) encounters a confused and terrified Olivia (guest star Yael Grobglas), an escaped victim of the terrors of the woods, which causes him to enlist Nostradamus (Rossif Sutherland) for help. Meanwhile, when King Henry’s (Alan Van Sprang) odd behavior causes misfortune, he is forced to ask for Queen Catherine’s (Megan Follows) aid. Toby Regbo, Celina Sinden and Caitlin Stasey also star. The episode was directed by Norma Bailey with the teleplay by Edgar Lyall and story by Drew Lindo.” [Read more…]

REIGN Previewpalooza: “Royal Blood” Sneak Peek!

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This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Thursday February 27th episode of REIGN. Direct from The CW, “CATHERINE ENLISTS MARY AND BASH TO HELP FIND HER SONS — When Clarissa (guest star Katie Boland) kidnaps the younger children of King Henry (Alan Van Sprang) and Queen Catherine (Megan Follows), Mary (Adelaide Kane) and Bash (Torrance Coombs) work with the Queen to find them, with tragic results. Meanwhile, when Lola (Anna Popplewell) attempts to help her brother with a debt he owes, Francis (Toby Regbo) rescues her, causing the two of them to grow closer. Caitlin Stasey and Celina Sinden also star. Holly Dale directed the episode with the story by Wendy Riss Gatsiounis and teleplay by Alan McCullough.” [Read more…]

REIGN Previewpalooza: “Inquisition” Sneak Peek!

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This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Thursday February 6th episode of REIGN. Direct from The CW, “QUEEN CATHERINE IS ACCUSED OF ADULTERY — When King Henry (Alan Van Sprang) accuses Queen Catherine (Megan Follows) of treason and adultery, she sets out to save her life by exposing Bash’s (Torrance Coombs) dark past. Mary (Adelaide Kane) and Bash go on a quest to expose an even more deadly secret from Catherine’s past. Meanwhile, Nostradamus (guest star Rossif Sutherland) reveals the truth about the castle ghost, Clarissa (guest star Katie Boland), which shocks everyone. Anna Popplewell, Caitlin Stasey, Celina Sinden and Toby Regbo also star. Mike Rohl directed the episode written by Doris Egan.” [Read more…]

REIGN Previewpalooza: “Sacrifice” Sneak Peek!

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This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Thursday January 30th episode of REIGN. Direct from The CW, “AN ATTEMPT IS MADE ON BASH’S LIFE — When a plot to kill Bash (Torrance Coombs) goes wrong, Queen Catherine (Megan Follows) is suspected of orchestrating it. Mary (Adelaide Kane) offers to help free a wrongly imprisoned pregnant peasant named Isobel (guest star Amy Forsyth) who has a mysterious tie to Bash. Meanwhile, Lola (Anna Popplewell) blackmails Queen Catherine to keep her from trying to ruin Mary and Bash, whose bond continues to grow. Caitlin Stasey, Celina Sinden, Alan Van Sprang and Toby Regbo also star. Rachel Talalay directed the episode written by P.K. Simonds & Daniel Sinclair.” [Read more…]

It’s REIGN-ing Men! Alan Van Sprang Dishes on the Fringe Benefits that Come with Playing the King of France

Kings can command the attention and adoration of many women, and REIGN’s King Henry (Alan VanSprang) is no exception.  Well-known as a king who ruled with his beautiful mistress and his powerful wife by his side, King Henry still has time for the occasional dalliance.  REIGN offers both a look at the intertwined love lives of King Henry and his two sons, Prince Francis (Toby Regbo) and Sebastian (Torrance Coombs) and how the arrival of Mary (Adalaide Kane), Queen of Scots  brings a bit more of heart-ache and political intrigue into all their lives.  In a press interview from the set, star Alan VanSprang talked about the many ladies of King Henry and the complications Mary brings to the French Court. [Read more…]

REIGN Preview: Megan Follows Teases What Evil Mischief Her French Queen Is Up To

Behind every great man is a great woman and it is no less the case in this tale of French kings and queens.  In the new CW series REIGN, Megan Follows (ANNE OF THE GREEN GABLES) portrays the stately and powerful Queen Catherine de’ Medici, a woman who knows how to rule in the shadows and from the throne.  In a press interview from the set, star Megan Follows talked about how fun it is to portray such a deliciously ruthless queen in REIGN. [Read more…]

REIGN Preview: Adelaide Kane Dishes On A Queen’s Heart Torn Between Two Brothers

The new CW series REIGN dabbles in historical fantasy, trying to reimagine the era when Mary (Adalaide Kane), Queen of Scots travels to France to reunite with her betrothed and destined love, Prince Francis (Toby Regbo), heir to the French throne.  But Mary’s romantic illusions have not fully prepared her for the reality of political alliances that can be tossed away in favor of a strong and more strategic alliance to protect a kingdom, nor that the fickle feelings of one’s heart can be swayed by a twist of fate.  In a press interview from the set, star Adelaide Kane gave the inside scoop on where Mary’s head and heart lie and whether there may be hope for the dark price Sebastian (Torrance Coombs). [Read more…]