Just as the Season 1 finale of the acclaimed original drama aired, Lionsgate+ revealed that The Serpent Queen will be returning for an eight-episode second season on the streaming platform.
Described as a historical drama with an edge, The Serpent Queen puts a contemporary spin on conventional storytelling to tell the story of Catherine de’ Medici (Samantha Morton), who against all odds has become one of the world’s most powerful and the oldest in France. the story. The series begins when Catherine, a 14-year-old orphan, marries at the French court in the 16th century. With her future uncertain, she must quickly figure out who she can trust – both within her personal entourage of courtiers and members of the royal court – while outwitting anyone who underestimates her determination to survive at all costs.

The series is based on the book Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France by Leonie Frieda and is from writer and executive producer Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road, Red Sparrow, The Lone Ranger). The series is produced by Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2) and Erwin Stoff (The Matrix, 13 Hours, Edge of Tomorrow). The series is produced for Lionsgate+ by Lionsgate Television and 3 Arts Entertainment.

The Serpent Queen is decidedly modern, darkly comical and completely unexpected,” said Kathryn Busby, President of Original Programming at Lionsgate+ parent Starz. “Catherine De Medici’s story is the perfect addition to our slate of female attackers, and Samantha Morton’s brilliant portrayal of this ruthless, charming and shrewd queen anchors the entire production. We are thrilled to unveil more of her incredible life. and reign supreme in season two, which promises to be even more provocative and sublime.