'Reign's EP Confirms Francis Will [SPOILER] During Season Three

'Reign's EP Confirms Francis Will [SPOILER] During Season Three

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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…

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