REIGN Post-mortem: Stars Adelaide Kane and Torrance Coombs and EPs Laurie McCarthy and Brad Silberling Preview the Season 1 Finale

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For its first season finale, REIGN is taking no prisoners. It will meet all of its mysteries and conflicts head on and try to answer as many as it can before leaving fans for summer hiatus. As seen in this week’s episode “Higher Ground,” Mary (Adelaide Kane) is no longer a young, tentative queen. She is a ferocious leader and she will stop at nothing to protect her country — including sanctioning the kidnapping of Queen Catherine (Megan Follows) in order to extort a ransom to help Mary’s mother in Scotland and the beheading of Catherine’s overbearing cousin. This is the new Mary, the one who no longer begs for assistance, but rather one who will take what she needs no matter what the price.

Also showing off a new inner strength is Francis (Toby Regbo). He may be the Dauphin of France, but he showed he was willing to set aside his royal cloaks and get in the trenches with his men, risking his own life to secure the position they need to turn the war and bring peace back to France.

With Mary and Francis demonstrating the lengths each will go to for their countries, it will be interesting to find out how easily they can be together as a married couple when neither will want to yield anymore.

In a recent press conference, stars Adelaide Kane and Torrance Coombs, as well as executive producers Laurie McCarthy and Brad Silberling talked about what is next for the royals, their court and their friends as the struggle between French and Scottish interests continues. [Read more…]

REIGN Previewpalooza: “Monsters” Sneak Peek!

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This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Thursday March 27th episode of REIGN. Direct from The CW, “BASH SAVES FRANCIS FROM DEATH — When Francis (Toby Regbo) reluctantly agrees to help Bash (Torrance Coombs) uncover the threat in the woods, he ends in grave danger, with only Bash to save him.  Meanwhile, the King’s madness causes chaos when a servant (guest star Kathryn Prescott) wins “Queen for the Day,” and the King becomes obsessed with her.   The King also forces a surprising, and unbreakable, union with a new couple at Court.  Meanwhile, Greer (Celina Sinden) gets caught kissing kitchen servant Leith (guest star Jonathan Keltz), which threatens to ruin her. Adelaide Kane, Anna Popplewell and Caitlin Stasey also star.  The episode was directed by Jeff Renfroe and written by Drew Lindo and Wendy Riss Gatsiounis .” [Read more…]

REIGN “Consummation” Preview: Will the Queen Choose Her Heart or Her Duty?

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In the upcoming REIGN episode “The Consummation,” the biggest decision of Mary’s (Adelaide Kane) life is before her: will she marry Bash (Torrance Coombs) in anticipation of him being legitimized as the next heir of France, or will she follow her heart and marry Francis (Toby Regbo)? Yet therein lies the crux of the problem: Mary has realized that her heart now belongs to two men — as she loves both Francis and Bash.

But a queen’s heart means nothing. Her duty is to her country and ensuring French protection of her people to stave off the advances of the English and to lay claim to the English throne, if she can. [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…]

Trailer Park: REIGN Ep. 9 “For King and Country” Sneak Peek!

A queen on the run, one brother valiantly by her side, two kingdom’s in jeopardy, and many hearts at risk, REIGN returns on Thursday, January 23rd at 9:00 p.m. on the CW with an all new episode “King and Country” — watch the sizzling, heart-clutching preview! [Read more…]

REIGN: Should Forbidden Love Dare To Blossom?


 
Love is a wondrous state of bliss, and nothing is better than forbidden love.  Classic tales of forbidden love have tantalized audiences for centuries.  In REIGN’s delicious modern tale of the rise of Mary, Queen of Scots, the show has embraced the idea that Mary (Adelaide Kane) may indeed be a “queen of hearts” as well.  It went so far as to create the bastard brother of her fiance, aptly called Bash (Torrance Coombs), who promptly caught Mary’s eye the second she returned from her Scottish convent to the French court.  But due to Mary’s station, her family and country’s expectations, and her own naïve belief that she is actually in love with her betrothed, Mary chose to ignore the her fleeting interest in Bash and focused her attention and desires on her fiancé, Prince Francis (Toby Regbo). [Read more…]