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Just ahead of the season three premiere of Reign tonight on The CW, showrunner Laurie McCarthy has confirmed that King Francis, played by Toby Regbo, will die this season.
“I wanted people to get used to it — there was no way around it in the storytelling,” she shared with Entertainment Weekly. “We’ve done shocking deaths and that’s not the tone of this story. I wanted it to be an emotional journey that we all went on and that we could all feel the highs and lows of, and I wanted it to be a love story. I didn’t want it to be something that shocked the fans or really anybody. I needed to process it, too.”
Laurie added about telling Mary and Francis’ love story, “His death allows you to tell a story that really honors their love and believe me, there will be tears. There’ll be a lot of them, and I think there’ll be also a lot of incredibly uplifting moments because it just deepens [Francis and Mary’s] very existence, individually and together as a couple, and so we were really ready to tell that kind of a love story, And it also it really reboots some of the stories for the other characters because it sets people on a different course. He’s not just the lead of our show. He’s not just a love interest. He’s the king of France.”
Check out 10+ pics of Mary and Francis’s love story on Reign below…
The French royals await a new visitor in this new still from the season three premiere of Reign.
In “Three Queens, Two Tigers”, Queen Mary (Adelaide Kane) struggles to hold on to her power in Scotland amidst Queen Elizabeth’s (Rachel Skarsten) campaign to sabotage her with the help of a new ally in Queen Catherine (Megan Follows).
Meanwhile, with Francis’ (Toby Regbo) fate at odds and Elizabeth distracted by temptation in her first love, Robert Dudley (Charlie Carrick), both queens struggle to rule.
“Three Queens, Two Tigers” airs TONIGHT, Friday, October 9th @ 8PM ET/PT on the CW.
Bella Thorne celebrates her 18th birthday with her close friends at Beso restaurant on Thursday night (October 8) in Hollywood.
The Midnight Sun actress and her co-star Patrick Schwarzenegger caught a flight at Vancouver International Airport for the celebration.
“Happy 18th Birthday to my beautiful and incredible princess. You are such a wonderful, Kind, generous, loving person and you are insanely important to me. Thank you for being that special person in my life that I always wish I could have and for being the best girlfriend on the planet,” Bella‘s boyfriend Gregg Sulkin wrote on Instagram.
He added, “You have never failed to make me smile or laugh and I hope this year brings you everything you wish for. I’m sure I’ve told you in the past, that personality is everything. However, on top of your charisma and captivating energy, you’re also very very very very good looking. As my dad would say; ‘boy, you done good’. I love you. Lots. #18thBirthday #Iloveyou #mybubba”
15+ pics inside of Bella Thorne, Gregg Sulkin and Patrick Schwarzenegger…