‘The Serpent Queen’ Season 2 Trailer Promises More Drama and Intrigue on Starz!

Parag Nanda

'The Serpent Queen' Season 2 Trailer Promises More Drama and Intrigue on Starz!

Starz has just dropped the trailer for Season 2 of “The Serpent Queen,” with Samantha Morton returning in her role as Catherine de Medici. The historical drama series, based on Leonie Frieda’s book “Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France,” kicks off its eight-episode second season on July 12.

The show dives deep into the life of Queen Catherine, one of France’s longest-serving rulers. The first season introduced us to Catherine as she entered the French court at just 14, following the tragic loss of her parents. Now, in Season 2, Catherine steps up as Queen Regent, with her son Charles IX coming of age.

In the new season, Catherine faces the daunting task of preventing a civil war in France while clashing with Queen Elizabeth I of England, played by Minnie Driver. The trailer gives us a glimpse of the turmoil and power struggles that lie ahead, with Catherine proclaiming:

“Life is about what you’re willing to do to survive. And I am willing to do anything.”

Adding to the tension is the arrival of a mysterious prophet named Edith, whose growing influence threatens the established religious order. As political and religious tensions escalate, Catherine’s grip on power is tested like never before.

Joining the cast this season are Minnie Driver, Angus Imrie, Emma McDonald, Stanley Morgan, Philippine Velge, Rosalie Craig, Isobel Jesper Jones, Bill Milner, Ashley Thomas, and Alexandre Willaume.

The series is adapted for television by Justin Haythe, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Francis Lawrence and Erwin Stoff. The production is a collaboration between Lionsgate Television and 3 Arts Entertainment.

Season 2 of “The Serpent Queen” promises more drama, intrigue, and historical depth as Catherine de Medici navigates the treacherous waters of 16th-century French politics. Don’t miss it when it premieres on July 12.

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