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‘Reign’ Series Premiere Preview: Will Mary be safe at French Court?

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Who knew being royal could potentially cost a queen her life?

In just under three weeks, The CW will premiere its new series Reign, which pulls back the curtain on the French Court and tells the story of a young Mary Stuart (Adelaide Kane), better known to history buffs as Mary Queen of Scots.

But history is not the focus of the show; instead, it is filled with drama and intrigue, starting with Mary’s safety being threatened in the opening scene. The young queen has been hidden in a monastery for years, but after an attempt is made on her life, it’s decided that she will go to France and live in the castle with the family of her betrothed, Prince Francis (Toby Regbo).

Of course Mary might not be any safer there. Queen Catherine (Megan Follows), Francis’ mother, has learned from a prophecy that his marriage to Mary will end up costing Francis his life and she’s determined to save her son. How far is she willing to go and how many other people will pay with their lives?

If life and death consequences were not enough to deal with, Mary also feels a connection to Bash (Torrance Combs), Francis’ half-brother. Is there a chance he could come between his brother and Mary? Then again, Francis might be making connections of his own.

Check out the ‘Alliances’ video preview as well as the stills from the pilot and then hit the comments and share your thoughts on the show. Are you excited? Does the video give you shipper vibes already? Let us know!

Reign premieres Thursday, Oct. 17 at 9/8c on The CW.

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Mandy Treccia

Mandy Treccia has served as TVSource Magazine’s Executive Editor since 2016, formerly as Editorial Director from 2012-2016. She is an avid TV watcher and card carrying fan girl prone to sudden bursts of emotion, ranging from extreme excitement to blind rage during her favorite shows and has on more than once occasion considered having a paper bag on hand to get her through some tough TV moments. Her taste in TV tends to rival that of a thirteen-year-old girl, but she’s okay with that. Follow her on Twitter at @SourceMandy.

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