Samantha Morton to Headline The Serpent Queen at Starz


Samantha Morton’s highly-praised run on The Walking Dead could also be over, but it surely provides the beloved actress time to sink her tooth into a brand new position.

According to Deadline, Morton has locked in her subsequent position, and it is an thrilling one!

The 2-time Oscar-nominated actress will play Catherine de Medici within the new Starz Authentic sequence The Serpent Queen.

Samantha Morton

The Serpent Queen is described as “a crafty account of some of the influential ladies ever to put on a crown. Thought-about an immigrant, widespread and plain, Catherine de Medici is married into the 16th century French courtroom as an orphaned teenager anticipated to carry a fortune in dowry and produce many heirs, solely to find that her husband is in love with an older girl, her dowry is unpaid and she or he’s unable to conceive,” in accordance with the logline.

“But, solely along with her intelligence and dedication, she manages to maintain her marriage alive and masters the bloodsport that’s the monarchy higher than anybody else, ruling France for 50 years.”

The sequence comes from author and government producer Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Highway, Crimson Sparrow, The Lone Ranger).

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Primarily based on the e-book CATHERINE de MEDICI: Renaissance Queen of France by Leonie Frieda, the sequence will probably be government produced by Francis Lawrence (The Starvation Video games: Catching Hearth, The Starvation Video games: Mockingjay, The Starvation Video games: Mockingjay Half 2) and Erwin Stoff (The Matrix,13 Hours, Fringe of Tomorrow).

Stacie Passon (Clear, Dickinson, Billions) directs a number of episodes, together with the premiere episode.

The eight-episode sequence is produced for Starz by Lionsgate Tv and three Arts Leisure.

“Writing Catherine and her story has been actually thrilling as she is a really advanced main character who turns into a talented ruler, battling extraordinary political and private odds all through her reign,” stated Haythe when the sequence order was positioned earlier this 12 months.

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“She is a Queen who defies conference, as she depends upon her mind, her uncommon entourage and a prepared provide of black magic inspiring, centuries later, the Evil Queen of fairy tales.”

Morton has appeared in a wealth of flicks and TV throughout her time in performing. Along with The Strolling Useless, she most lately appeared on Harlots and Implausible Beasts and The place to Discover Them.

The Serpent Queen joins a slate at Starz that features 4 Energy spinoffs, Outlander, P-Valley, The Girlfriend Expertise, Dublin Murders, The Gloaming, and Hightown.

The premium cabler lately canceled American Gods after three seasons.

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