Check out this new poster for the CW’s new show, Reign!
Premiering TONIGHT on the CW, the show finds Mary, Queen of Scots (Adelaide Kane) arriving in France with four close friends as her ladies-in-waiting, to meet and court her potential new husband, the Prince of France, Francis (Toby Regbo). But the match isn’t signed and sealed, it depends more on politics, religion and secret agendas than affairs of the heart.
Ever since the show announcement, JJJ has been reading up on the Queen — but what about Prince Francis? Check out some facts we found out about him:
Prince Francis met Mary when he was four years old, after she was sent to France once a marriage agreement had been written for the two.
Although much shorter than Mary (who grew to 5’11″), the two royals got on well. Francis’ father, King Henry II was quoted as saying, “from the very first day they met, my son and she got on as well together as if they had known each other for a long time.”
His mother was Catherine de’ Medici, the Queen Consort. Her family is known throughout Italy as the de facto rulers of Florence who rose to power during their banking careers.
At 15, Francis was crowned King of France at Reims. The crown was so heavy that nobles had to hold it in place for him.
King Francis II died in 1560 after spending only 17 months on the throne. He suffered from a syncope before his death.
Reign premieres TONIGHT @ 9PM ET/PT on the CW!
“Reign” – “Tell Me More” Promo
Adelaide Kane poses with co-stars Torrance Coombs and Toby Regbo at the 2013 New York Comic Con held at Jacob Javits Center on Saturday afternoon (October 12) in New York City.
Just before their panel, the crowd was treated to the pilot episode of their new CW series, Reign, debuting on the CW this week.
“Packed house for our panel at #NYCC. Thank you all for such a warm welcome!” Torrance tweeted afterwards.
Adelaide added, “Such a great reception at our panel today! You guys are awesome :)))”
Torrance is also pictured with girlfriend Alyssa Campanella at the Strut: The Fashionable Mom Show last month.
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Take a look at the ladies in waiting of Reign!
Anna Poppewell, Caitlin Stasey, Jenessa Grant and Celina Sinden (as Lola, Kenna, Aylee, and Greer) shine in these new cast pics from the upcoming CW series, premiering on Thursday, October 17th.
Also pictured are Adelaide Kane, Toby Regbo, Torrance Coombs, Alan Van Sprang, Rossif Sutherland and Megan Follows.
“I’ve actually been sitting in the British Library in London,” Anna recently told Glamour mag about studying up on 16th century France. “I have my research process down to a science: I read a chapter of a history book, then I watch an episode of Gossip Girl on my iPad!”
Check out a new preview of the show below! 10+ pics inside…
Reign – “Alliance” Preview
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Check out these brand new pics from the series premiere of Reign!
Hidden between the lines of the history books is the story of Mary Stuart (Adelaide Kane), the young woman the world would come to know as Mary, Queen of Scots.
Arriving in France with four close friends as her ladies-in-waiting, Mary has been sent to secure Scotland’s strategic alliance by formalizing her arranged engagement to the French king’s dashing son, Prince Francis (Tony Regbo).
But the match isn’t signed and sealed, it depends more on politics, religion and secret agendas than affairs of the heart.
The show also stars Caitlin Stasey, Anna Popplewell, and Torrance Coombs.
Reign premieres on Thursday, Oct. 17 @ 9PM ET on The CW.
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Adelaide Kane and Caitlin Stasey let their hair go wild in this new feature from the October 2013 issue of Glamour mag.
Along with their Reign co-stars Anna Popplewell, Jenessa Grant and Celina Sinden, the five actresses opened up about working on the new series. Check it:
Adelaide on the costumes: “Spanx are a piece of cake compared to a corset! I actually had to spread out my lunch into three small meals because if I ate too much at once, my stomach would hurt. On the plus side, you almost don’t need to act. The corset helps you carry yourself and walk in a different way all on its own.”
Anna on filming on location: “Celina and I are from England, Adelaide and Caitlin are from Australia, and Jenessa is from Canada. So we were all far from home and went on amazing touristy adventures in Dublin, including a visit to the Guinness factory. I like Guinness, but it’s too filling!”
Jenessa on royal dreams: “I wasn’t really the princess type—I actually wanted to be Aladdin, not Jasmine. I always used to look up to the male characters in movies because they were the ones in on all the action. But these days, I think there are stronger female heroes on-screen.”
Caitlin on her favorite royal: “Cleopatra. She was such a powerful woman.”
Adelaide Kane arrives on the red carpet at the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night (September 21) in Las Vegas, Nev.
The 23-year-old Teen Wolf and Reign actress was joined by The Tomorrow People star, Robbie Amell.
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“Such a blast!” Robbie captioned a RT of the official iHeartRadio Twitter which showed a picture of him on the red carpet.
In case you missed it, be sure to check out the latest stills from The Tomorrow People. Don’t forget to tune in to the premiere episode on Wednesday, October 9th @ 9PM ET/PT on the CW!
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Toby Regbo shuts Adelaide Kane out in this new preview for Reign.
Premiering Thursday, October 17th, Hidden between the lines of the history books is the story of Mary Stuart (Kane), the young woman the world would come to know as Mary, Queen of Scots.
Arriving in France with four close friends as her ladies-in-waiting, Mary has been sent to secure Scotland’s strategic alliance by formalizing her arranged engagement to the French king’s dashing son, Prince Francis (Regbo). But the match isn’t signed and sealed, it depends more on politics, religion and secret agendas than affairs of the heart.
Reign also stars Caitlin Stasey, Anna Popplewell, and Torrance Coombs.
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