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The Serpent Queen
Starz Originals
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The Serpent Queen

18

8 Episodes

Drama, Literary/Book Based2022-2022

“The Serpent Queen” tells the story of Catherine de Medici who, against all odds, became one of the most powerful and longest-serving rulers in French history. Catherine’s tale unfolds through flashbacks as she defends her actions and imparts the lessons she’s learned to her new servant girl, Rahima....

Starring Samantha Morton, Amrita Acharia, Barry Atsma

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Starz Originals
Originals

The Serpent Queen

18

8 Episodes

Drama, Literary/Book Based2022-2022

“The Serpent Queen” tells the story of Catherine de Medici who, against all odds, became one of the most powerful and longest-serving rulers in French history. Catherine’s tale unfolds through flashbacks as she defends her actions and imparts the lessons she’s learned to her new servant girl, Rahima....

Starring Samantha Morton, Amrita Acharia, Barry Atsma

  • Ad-free streaming
  • Discounted quarterly
  • No long term contract
8 Episodes
Queen Catherine summons a servant girl, Rahima, and begins to recount the story of her young life as an orphan before being rescued by her uncle, Pope Clement, who has negotiated her marriag...
Young Catherine faces problems in securing her status and producing an heir to the throne as Henri remains interested only in his mistress, Diane. Catherine begins to have visions of the fut...
Young Prince Henri returns from war with a new mistress, Filippa, and a baby. Diane convinces the young woman to leave, while Catherine informs a soothsayer, Ruggieri, that she must become p...
Catherine continues telling her story to Rahima, who asks if her daughter-in-law, Mary, has a claim to the throne as she has heard. Catherine dismisses the notion and continues with her stor...
King Henri sets off to lead an army to defend France and places Catherine in charge as Regent in his absence, while Diane insists on accompanying him to the front lines. When Henri sends wor...
Catherine has a dream that her husband is mortally wounded in a jousting tournament. Catherine and Henri’s eldest son Francis, who has been promised to Mary since they were children, wants t...
Mary visits Rahima and recounts the story of King Henri’s death which occurred as Catherine had envisioned it. Mary believes that Ruggieri’s black magic was responsible. With Henri gone, Cat...
Rahima recounts the final chapter of Catherine’s story and upon learning the lessons that Catherine taught her, demands property and a title in exchange for a final deception that will rid t...

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