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[08/09/21 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 9
Updates include: Jackie Earle Haley among latest bound for Showtime's "The First Lady"; "Hacks" co-creator Jen Statsky extends overall deal with Universal; and Beth Goddard tapped for Starz's "The Serpent Queen."

[08/06/21 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 6
Updates include: NBC shutters "Ultimate Slip 'N Slide"; Amazon cancels "Panic" after one season; and Luis Guzmán cast in Netflix's "Wednesday."

[08/05/21 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 5
Updates include: "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" eyes new life at Roku; Neil Patrick Harris to star in Netflix's "Uncoupled"; and Cobie Smulders cast in FX's "Impeachment: American Crime Story."

[06/25/21 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 25
Updates include: NBC cancels "Good Girls" after four seasons; HBO fills out cast of "We Own This City"; and Laurie Holden tapped for Amazon's "The Boys."

[05/10/21 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 10
Updates include: FOX nixes "Prodigal Son" after two seasons; ALLBLK renews scripted trio; and Jamie Bell boards Apple's "Shining Girls."

[04/07/21 - 06:52 AM]
Starz Conjures Up "The Serpent Queen" Lead with Multi-Award Winning Samantha Morton Set to Star as Catherine de Medici
Exemplifying the network's #TakeTheLead commitment, "The Serpent Queen" is a cunning account of one of the most influential women ever to wear a crown.

[02/04/21 - 01:31 PM]
Starz Greenlights "The Serpent Queen" Period Drama About Catherine de Medici, Renaissance Queen of France
Writer Justin Haythe and director Stacie Passon are among the featured auspices.







SERPENT QUEEN, THE (STARZ)
Premieres in TBA 2022 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2022/2023 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Starz's press release, April 2021) STARZ announced today Golden Globe(R) winner, two-time Academy Award(R) and two-time BAFTA Award-nominated actress, Samantha Morton (Minority Report, "Harlots," "The Walking Dead"), has been cast to star as the nefarious Catherine de Medici in the new STARZ Original series "The Serpent Queen" - the dark legend centered on de Medici - from writer and executive producer Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road, Red Sparrow, The Lone Ranger). The series will also be executive 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). Stacie Passon ("Transparent," "Dickinson," "Billions") will direct multiple episodes, including the premiere episode. Exemplifying the network's #TakeTheLead commitment, "The Serpent Queen" is a cunning account of one of the most influential women ever to wear a crown. Considered an immigrant, common and plain, Catherine de Medici is married into the 16th century French court as an orphaned teenager expected to bring a fortune in dowry and produce many heirs, only to discover that her husband is in love with an older woman, her dowry is unpaid and she's unable to conceive. Yet, only with her intelligence and determination, she manages to keep her marriage alive and masters the bloodsport that is the monarchy better than anyone else, ruling France for 50 years.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alex Heath as Young Henri
· Amrita Acharia as Aabis
· Barry Atsma as Montmorency
· Beth Goddard as Antoinette Guise
· Charles Dance as Pope Clement
· Colm Meaney as King Francis
· Danny Kirrane as Louis de Bourbon
· Enzo Cilenti as Ruggieri
· Kiruna Stamell as Mathilde
· Liv Hill as Young Catherine
· Ludivine Sagnier as Diane
· Nicholas Burns as Antoine de Bourbon
· Ray Panthaki as Charles Guise
· Raza Jaffrey as Francois Guise
· Samantha Morton as Catherine de Medici
· Sennia Nanua as Rahima
CREW INFORMATION:
· Erwin Stoff as EP
· Francis Lawrence as EP
· Justin Haythe as CRTR/EP
· Leonie Frieda as BOOK
· Stacie Passon as DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 3 Arts Entertainment
· Lionsgate Television