STARZ Debuts Samantha Morton Series Trailer


STARZ has launched the trailer and key artwork for the depraved new drama collection The Serpent Queen, set to premiere on Sunday, September 11. The new collection stars Golden Globe winner, two-time Academy Award, and two-time BAFTA Award-nominated actress Samantha Morton (Minority Report, Harlots, The Walking Dead) because the nefarious Catherine de Medici, who, in opposition to all odds, become probably the most robust and longest-serving rulers in French historical past.

The Serpent Queen – S1 2022 US Key Art. Source: STARZ

A historic drama with an edge, The Serpent Queen places a modern spin on standard storytelling to inform the story of Catherine de Medici’s (Morton) upward thrust to energy. In the collection premiere, “Medici Bitch,” Catherine’s story unfolds thru flashbacks as she defends her movements and imparts the teachings she’s discovered to her new servant assured, Rahima (Sennia Nanua, The Girl with All the Gifts, Frankie). At 14, the younger, orphaned Catherine (Liv Hill, “Three Girls,” Jellyfish) marries the Sixteenth-century French court docket. Despite her commoner standing, her uncle Pope Clement (Charles Dance, “Game of Thrones,” “The Crown”) has negotiated a big dowry and a geopolitical alliance in go back for the union, and with it comes the expectancy of many heirs. However, on her marriage ceremony evening, Catherine learns that her new husband is in love with Diane de Poitiers (Ludivine Sagnier, Lupin,” “The Young Pope”), a ravishing lady-in-waiting two times his age. With her long term all at once unsure and with little hope of conceiving, Catherine will have to briefly be told who she will be able to consider – each inside her private entourage of courtiers and the individuals of the royal court docket – whilst outmaneuvering any individual who underestimates her decision to continue to exist at any value. 

The Serpent Queen is in line with the ebook Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France by means of Leonie Frieda and is from author and government manufacturer Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road, Red Sparrow, The Lone Ranger). Stacie Passon (Transparent, Dickinson, Billions) directs a couple of episodes, together with the premiere episode, and serves as government manufacturer. The collection is government produced by means of Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2) and Erwin Stoff (The Matrix13 Hours, Edge of Tomorrow). The eight-episode collection is produced for STARZ by means of Lionsgate Television and three Arts Entertainment. 

The collection additionally 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 within the Moonlight), Adam Garcia (Coyote Ugly, Murder at 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 premieres Sunday, September 11 in the dead of night at the STARZ app, all STARZ streaming & on-demand platforms, and across the world at the STARZPLAY top rate streaming platform throughout all territories. On linear, it’s going to debut on STARZ at 8:00 ET/PT within the U.S. and Canada.

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