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REIGN
Air Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on The CW
Episode Title: (#101) "Pilot"
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17

SERIES PREMIERE

REIGN - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

"Pilot" (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

DANGER AND INTRIGUE LURK AROUND EVERY DARK CASTLE CORNER IN THIS STORY OF A YOUNG, MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS - After spending a childhood safely hidden away in a monastery, a teenage Mary Stuart (Adelaide Kane) arrives in France where she has been sent to secure Scotland's strategic alliance by formalizing her arranged engagement to the French King's dashing son, Prince Francis (Toby Regbo). Further complicating things is Bash (Torrance Coombs), Francis' handsome, roguish half-brother and Francis' mother, Queen Catherine (Megan Follows). When the strong-willed Queen learns of a prophecy that marriage to Mary will cost Francis his life, she is determined to save her son, no matter how many others have to pay with their lives. Brad Silberling directed the episode written by Laurie McCarthy and Stephanie SenGupta (#101).

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REIGN (CW)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/17/13 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2014)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from The CW's press release, May 2014) Over the course of the stormy first season of REIGN, Mary, Queen of Scots (Adelaide Kane) struggled to balance her many roles - as Queen of Scotland; as faithful friend to her ladies in waiting; as royal fiancée, and later as young wife to the future King of France, Francis (Toby Regbo). Challenges came in every form: the reigning Queen Consort of France, Francis's mother, Catherine de Medici (Megan Follows), did everything she could to destroy the union of Mary and Francis, even if that meant taking Mary's life. Francis and Mary were both torn by their duties to their respective nations, paving the way for Mary to form a close bond with Bash (Torrance Coombs), Francis's illegitimate brother, who could offer Mary a level of devotion the future king could not. King Henry (Alan Van Sprang) descended into madness, and a bloodthirsty menace in the woods threatened those within the castle and beyond the castle's walls, taking dozens of lives before it was ultimately annihilated. REIGN begins its second season with Mary and Francis at the helm of a nation burning. France is rocked by the after effects of the plague - a disease that takes thousands upon thousands of lives across the land and ravages the stability of a nation. From the ashes, powerful lords will rise, carrying out personal, religious and political vendettas, taking lives and tearing at Mary and Francis' commitment to each other and to their people. Friendships will be tested, loved ones murdered and alliances betrayed. Meanwhile, a mysterious and deadly threat snatches victims from village streets and castle corridors, leaving evidence of savagery that looks like the work of monsters: mythical creatures who are the stuff of nightmares, but who may actually walk among us, doing the Devil's bidding. REIGN is produced by CBS Television Studios and Whizbang Films/Take 5 Productions with executive producers Laurie McCarthy ("The Ghost Whisperer"), Frank Siracusa ("Beauty And The Beast"), John Weber ("Beauty And The Beast") and Brad Silberling ("Moonlight Mile").
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Adelaide Kane as Mary
· Alan Van Sprang as King Henry
· Anna Popplewell as Lola
· Caitlin Stasey as Kenna
· Celina Sinden as Greer
· Jenessa Grant as Aylee
· Megan Follows as Queen Catherine
· Toby Regbo as Prince Francis
· Torrance Coombs as Bash
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brad Silberling as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Frank Siracusa as EP
· Laurie McCarthy as CRTR/EP
· Stephanie Sengupta as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· Take 5 Productions
· Warner Bros. Television
· Whizbang Films