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'Reign' series premiere: Were you royally intrigued by The CW's new drama?

"Reign" may be The CW's new period drama, but it's so much more than just corsets and accents.The series premiere of "Reign" aired Thursday (Oct. 17), and offered up an hour chock-full of romance, drama, political intrigue, conspiracies, bloody decapitations, and supernatural mysteries, all set against a backdrop of beautiful medieval castles and modern music. So what happened when a young Mary, Queen of Scots, made her long-awaited return to the French Court in the premiere?Review: Does fiction make history better in "Reign"? Before we even see Mary, we get our first glimpse of the queen's right-hand seer, Nostradamus (a younger and sexier version of the historical figure, because why not? It's The CW). It seems as if his prophecy of Mary's return is less than joyous, as a tree begins raining (Reigning? Sorry, couldn't resist the pun) blood.At the convent where Mary was sent to grow up in safety, Sister Helen -- Mary's... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/10/reign-series-premiere-were-you-royally-intrigued-by-the-cws-new-drama.html

'Reign': More 'Marie Antoinette,' less 'The Tudors'

When it comes to games of thrones, anyone's expendable, even family.After keeping her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots, in custody for more than 18 years, Britain's Queen Elizabeth I became convinced Mary was plotting against her and lopped off the 44-year-old's head in 1587.Mary's wasn't the longest of lives, but it was an eventful one, and the excitement started young.On Thursday, Oct. 17, The CW premieres "Reign," a fanciful look at the teenage Mary (Adelaide Kane) and her rocky road to power.If you're expecting a dreary docudrama or even something as somewhat historically accurate as "The Tudors," you may be disappointed. "Reign" takes its cue from movies such as "First Knight" and the 2006 version of "Marie Antoinette" in playing fast and loose with costuming and language and throwing modern music in the soundtrack.Executive producers are Laurie McCarthy ("Ghost Whisperer") and Frank Siracusa ("Beauty and the Beast").As the story opens, the headstrong Mary arrives in... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/10/reign-more-marie-antoinette-less-the-tudors.html

'Reign' premiere video: Queen Mary flirts with Bash, throws rocks

brightcove.createExperiences();"Reign" is the story of a young Mary, Queen of Scots as she negotiates love and politics back in 15th century France. In this exclusive video from the premiere episode, we get to meet both Mary (Adelaide Kane) and Bash (Torrance Coombs), the king's illegitimate son.What happens in this video?The scene begins with Mary throwing some stones off into the distance. Why does she throw them with such anger? That would be because the young queen had intended them as a gift -- a gift that was then refused. But Mary soon forgets about the insult and the rocks when her dog, Sterling, runs off into the woods. She would have totally followed that dog too, except that Sebastian shows up right at that moment. He doesn't want Mary to go wandering into the forest, which actually is very sensible. She is, after all, a teenage queen who has survived assassination attempts in her... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/10/reign-premiere-video-queen-mary-flirts-with-bash-throws-rocks.html

'Reign's' Adelaide Kane: Queen Mary loves 'Game of Thrones' and the Harlem Shake

You might recognize Adelaide Kane, the star of The CW's historical drama, "Reign." The Australian actress had a recurring role as Cora Hale on "Teen Wolf" this summer and also appeared in the horror/thriller film, "The Purge.""Reign," however, is the young actress' first starring role. Playing Mary, Queen of Scots -- a real and fascinating woman who ruled Scotland from the age of 6 days -- Kane is at the center of the romance and intrigue that make up the show. Being the central and starring figure in such an epic story is what makes Adelaide Kane one of Zap2it's Ones to Watch for 2013-14. Meet the young woman with the following Q&A."Reign" premieres Thursday, Oct. 17 at 9 p.m.What's the current home-screen picture on your phone?A picture of me and my friendsWhat are your can't-miss TV shows?"Dexter," "Game of Thrones," "Sherlock"What's a song that always makes you happy when you hear it?"Do Your... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/10/reigns-adelaide-kane-queen-mary-loves-game-of-thrones-and-the-harlem-shake.html

Reign's Adelaide Kane Talks Sex, Desire and Amazing Shoe Porn

  The CW's  Reign  may not have the vampires, beasts and other supernatural creatures that dominate the network's schedule, but the period drama fills that void with passion, sex, royalty and damn good fashion. Reign  stars  Adelaide Kane  as a teenage Mary Queen of Scots. The show begins as she has just left the convent where she's been hiding to return to the French court where she'll prepare to marry Prince Francis of France ( Toby Regbo ). Although history dictates that the two did wed, the series explores a love triangle between Mary, Francis and his (fictional) half-brother Sebastian ( Torrance Coombs ). The courtship is also threatened by the Prince's controlling mother, Queen Catherine de' Medici ( Megan Follows ) as well as Nostradamus ( Rossif Sutherland ), a close ally of Catherine's, who gets a premonition that Mary's marriage to the Prince will cost him his life.   Read More...   //www.tvguide.com/News/Reign-Adelaide-Kane-1072145.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Reign Season 1 Premiere 2013 “Pilot”

Reign  Season 1 Episode 1 “Pilot” airs Thursday October 17 at 9:00 PM on The CW. Episode Synopsis:  Reign Season 1 Episode 1 “Pilot” – DANGER AND INTRIGUE LURK AROUND EVERY DARK CASTLE CORNER IN THIS STORY OF A YOUNG, MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS — After spending a childhood safely hidden away in a monastery, a teenage Mary Stuart (Adelaide Kane) arrives in France where she has been sent to secure Scotland’s strategic alliance by formalizing her arranged engagement to the French King’s dashing son, Prince Francis (Toby Regbo). Further complicating things is Bash (Torrance Coombs), Francis’ handsome, roguish half-brother and Francis’ mother, Queen Catherine (Megan Follows). When the strong-willed Queen learns of a prophecy that marriage to Mary will cost Francis his life, she is determined to save her son, no matter how many others have to pay with their lives. Brad Silberling directed the episode written by Laurie McCarthy and Stephanie SenGupta. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2013/10/17/reign-season-1-premiere-2013-pilot/

'Reign' Interview: Showrunner Laurie McCarthy Talks Translating Mary's Story For Modern Audiences

This week will see the premiere of Reign , The CW's big new drama gamble. The show centers around the life of the teenage Mary Queen of Scots during her time in the French Court. Because this is The CW expect plenty of drama, backstabbing, love triangles, and headbands.  Read More... //www.buddytv.com/articles/reign/reign-interview-showrunner-lau-51538.aspx

'Reign' Series Premiere and Cast Photos

After spending a childhood safely hidden away in a monastery, a teenage Mary Stuart (Adelaide Kane) arrives in France where she has been sent to secure Scotland?s strategic alliance by formalizing her arranged engagement to the French King?s dashing son, Prince Francis (Toby Regbo). Further complicating things is Bash (Torrance Coombs), Francis? handsome, roguish half-brother and Francis? mother, Queen Catherine (Megan Follows). When the strong-willed Queen learns of a prophecy that marriage to Mary will cost Francis his life, she is determined to save her son, no matter how many others have to pay with their lives.  Read More... //www.buddytv.com/slideshows/reign-episode-and-cast-photos-73398.aspx

'Reign' Exclusive Interview: Torrance Coombs on Bash's Rebel Ways and Affection for Mary

Reign  will take viewers back into history to tell the fictional story of Mary, Queen of Scots (Adelaide Kane). The story begins with her arrival back at the French Court after surviving an assassination attempt.    She's been engaged to Prince Francis (Toby Regbo) since she was a young child, but whether they will marry or not is questionable. On her arrival,  it's immediately apparent that Francis' half-brother, Bash (Torrance Coombs), is smitten by the Queen.  Read More... //www.buddytv.com/articles/reign/reign-interview-torrance-coomb-51540.aspx

Reign: TV Review

"Reign" brings historical absurdism to new levels and reveals just how dumb the CW must think its audience is to accept such fantasy as fact because real history is "hard" -- especially for a girl. In short, the CW is ruining the country.   Read More...          //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/r_VmOAJfHqA/story01.htm