The Serpent Queen Release Date? Starz Season 1 Premiere 2022


The Serpent Queen


The Serpent Queen Premiere Date/Status

The Serpent Queen SEASON 1 Premiere Date Set On Starz

The Serpent Queen Season 1 ReleaseSeptember 11, 2022

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CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DRAMA SERIES "THE SERPENT QUEEN" SLITHERS TO SECOND SEASON RENEWAL ON STARZ

Eight-Episode Order Comes Ahead of Season One Finale Airing Sunday, October 30

Santa Monica, Calif. - October 27, 2022 - STARZ announced today its popular, critically acclaimed series "The Serpent Queen" will return for an eight-episode second season with Golden Globe(R) winner, two-time Academy Award(R) and two-time BAFTA Award-nominated actress Samantha Morton starring as ruthless ruler Catherine de Medici. News of the renewal comes ahead of the series' season one finale airing this Sunday, October 30 at midnight on the STARZ app, all STARZ streaming and on-demand platforms and internationally on the premium streaming platform LIONSGATE+ across all territories. On linear, it will debut on STARZ at 8:00 PM ET/PT in the U.S. and Canada.

A historical drama with an edge, "The Serpent Queen" puts a contemporary spin on conventional storytelling to tell the tale of Catherine de Medici (Morton) who against all odds, became one of the most powerful and longest-serving rulers in French history. The series begins when 14-year-old, orphaned Catherine marries into the 16th-century French court. With her future uncertain, she must quickly learn who she can trust - both within her personal entourage of courtiers and the members of the royal court - while outmaneuvering anyone who underestimates her determination to survive at any cost.

"'The Serpent Queen'" is distinctly modern, darkly comedic and completely unexpected," said Kathryn Busby, President, Original Programming, STARZ. "Catherine De Medici's story is the perfect complement to our female-forward slate, and Samantha Morton's brilliant portrayal of this ruthless, charming and savvy queen anchors the whole production. We're thrilled to unveil more of her incredible life and reign in season two, which promises to be even more provocative and sublime."

"The Serpent Queen" is based on the book Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France by Leonie Frieda and is from writer and executive producer Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road, Red Sparrow, The Lone Ranger). The series is executive produced by Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2) and Erwin Stoff (The Matrix, 13 Hours, Edge of Tomorrow). Kathryn Tyus-Adair, Senior Vice President, Original Programming, is the executive overseeing "The Serpent Queen" for STARZ and Courtney Mock is overseeing for Lionsgate Television. The series is produced for STARZ by Lionsgate Television and 3 Arts Entertainment.

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IT'S MEDICI, BITCH.

STARZ RELEASES TRAILER AND KEY ART FOR "THE SERPENT QUEEN"

Samantha Morton Stars as the Poisonous Queen of France, Catherine de Medici in New STARZ Drama Series Set to Premiere Sunday, September 11

Santa Monica, Calif. - July 28, 2022 - STARZ released today the trailer and key art for the wicked new drama series "The Serpent Queen" set to premiere on Sunday, September 11. The new series stars Golden Globe(R) winner, two-time Academy Award(R) and two-time BAFTA Award-nominated actress,Samantha Morton (Minority Report, "Harlots," "The Walking Dead"), as the nefarious Catherine de Medici, who, against all odds, became one of the most powerful and longest-serving rulers in French history.

"The Serpent Queen" premieres Sunday, September 11 at midnight on the STARZ app, all STARZ streaming and on-demand platforms andinternationally on the STARZPLAY premium streaming platform across all territories. On linear, it will debut on STARZ at 8:00 ET/PT in the U.S. and Canada.

A historical drama with an edge, "The Serpent Queen" puts a contemporary spin on conventional storytelling to tell the tale of Catherine de Medici's (Morton) rise to power. In the series premiere, "Medici Bitch," Catherine's tale unfolds through flashbacks as she defends her actions and imparts the lessons she's learned to her new servant confident, Rahima (Sennia Nanua, The Girl with All the Gifts, Frankie). At 14, the young, orphaned Catherine (Liv Hill, "Three Girls," Jellyfish) marries into the 16th-century French court. Despite her commoner status, her uncle Pope Clement (Charles Dance, "Game of Thrones," "The Crown"), has negotiated a large dowry and a geopolitical alliance in return for the union, and with it comes the expectation of many heirs. However, on her wedding night, Catherine learns that her new husband is in love with Diane de Poitiers (Ludivine Sagnier, "Lupin," "The Young Pope"), a beautiful lady-in-waiting twice his age.

With her future suddenly uncertain and with little hope of conceiving, Catherine must quickly learn who she can trust - both within her personal entourage of courtiers and the members of the royal court - while outmaneuvering anyone who underestimates her determination to survive at any cost.

The series also stars Colm Meaney ("Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," Tolkien), Kiruna Stamell ("The New Pope," Moulin Rouge!), Barry Atsma (The Hitman's Bodyguard, "Bad Banks"), Alex Heath ("Suspicion," Boiling Point), Amrita Acharia ("Game of Thrones," "The Good Karma Hospital"), Enzo Cilenti, (Free Fire, "The Last Tycoon"), Antonia Clarke (Anna, Magic in the Moonlight), Adam Garcia (Coyote Ugly, Murder on the Orient Express), Beth Goddard ("Manhunt," "Des"), Raza Jaffrey ("Homeland," "Code Black"), Ray Panthaki ("Away," Colette), Nicholas Burns (Emma, "Harlots"), Danny Kirrane (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, "Don't Forget the Driver"), and Rupert Everett (My Best Friend's Wedding, "Adult Material").

"The Serpent Queen" is based on the book Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France by Leonie Frieda and is from writer and executive producer Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road, Red Sparrow, The Lone Ranger). Stacie Passon ("Transparent," "Dickinson," "Billions") directs multiple episodes, including the premiere episode and serves as executive producer. The series is executive produced by Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2) and Erwin Stoff (The Matrix, 13 Hours, Edge of Tomorrow). The eight-episode series is produced for STARZ by Lionsgate Television and 3 Arts Entertainment.

 

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