History comes to life

movie & TV October 08, 2017 10:00

By The Nation

“Reign”, an American-made historical television series following the early life of Mary, Queen of Scots, is showing on cable and satellite provider TrueVisions’ Channel 337 every Tuesday at 8pm.

Created by Stephanie SenGupta and Laurie McCarthy, the first season has 22 episodes and opens in 1557, with Mary living in the French court and awaiting her marriage to Prince Francis, to whom she has been engaged since they were six.

Mary has to contend with changing politics and power plays, as well as her burgeoning feelings for Francis and the romantic attentions of Francis’s bastard half-brother, Bash. Francis’s mother, Catherine de’ Medici, secretly tries to prevent the marriage following Nostradamus’s confidential prediction that the marriage will lead to Francis’s death. 

The series also follows the affairs of Mary’s Scottish handmaidens Kenna, Aylee, Lola, and Greer, who are searching for husbands of their own at court.