Reign, the new costume drama from the American network The CW, follows a young Mary, Queen of Scots in 1557 France and her engagement to Prince Francis the son of the French King. The marriage is an alliance between Scotland and France which Mary takes very seriously. However Francis is not ready to settle down as he has his own relationships going in the French court. The prince isn’t the only person against the alliance as Mary has many enemies that will not stop short of trying to break the engagement or even kill the young queen. Mary can only trust her four ladies in waiting, and she is determined to do what is best for Scotland. With her life in turmoil Francis’ dashing half-brother Bash arrives on the scene and forms an instant connection with the queen. Describing the show the CW said, “It details the secret history of survival at French Court amidst fierce foes, dark forces, and a world of sexual intrigue.”
Reign airs Thursdays this fall on The CW.