When the tagline for a show is, “Tell Me What You Would Have Done Differently”, we have to admit that we pay attention. And then when the title of the premiere is “Medici Bitch,” well, you know we’re thinking of “It’s Britney, Bitch” and it just rings fun and the possibility of a crazy good time. That show would be The Serpent Queen.
That’s definitely something we can get behind.
Starz released the key art and the trailer for their upcoming historical drama, The Serpent Queen and we’re into it.
The show, “puts a contemporary spin on conventional storytelling to tell the tale of Catherine de Medici’s (Morton) rise to power. In the series premiere, “Medici Bitch,” Catherine’s tale unfolds through flashbacks as she defends her actions and imparts the lessons she’s learned to her new servant confident, Rahima (Sennia Nanua). At 14, the young, orphaned Catherine (Liv Hill) marries into the 16th-century French court. Despite her commoner status, her uncle Pope Clement (Charles Dance), has negotiated a large dowry and a geopolitical alliance in return for the union, and with it comes the expectation of many heirs. However, on her wedding night, Catherine learns that her new husband is in love with Diane de Poitiers (Ludivine Sagnier), a beautiful lady-in-waiting twice his age.
With her future suddenly uncertain and with little hope of conceiving, Catherine must quickly learn who she can trust – both within her personal entourage of courtiers and the members of the royal court – while outmaneuvering anyone who underestimates her determination to survive at any cost.”
The series also stars Colm Meaney , Kiruna Stamell, Barry Atsma, Alex Heath, Amrita Acharia, Enzo Cilenti, Antonia Clarke, Adam Garcia, Beth Goddard, Raza Jaffrey, Ray Panthaki, Nicholas Burns, Danny Kirrane, and Rupert Everett.
The series is set to premiere on Starz, Sunday, September 11. Will you be watching?