Walking Dead's Samantha Morton returns in The Serpent Queen season 2, summer 2024

The Serpent Queen
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Actress Samantha Morton gives her all to any role she plays, which includes her portrayal of Catherine de Medici in the Starz series The Serpent Queen. Morton will return for the second season this summer, and TV Line has the exclusive first-look photos.

The story tells of Cathrine de Medici, who against all odds would become the longest reigning and most powerful French ruler in history. At the age of 14, Catherine is married into the French Valois court where she is expected to bring a dowry, worth a fortune, and produce heirs to the throne.

Created and written by Justin Haythe, who is known for Revolutionary Road, Red Sparrow, and his book The Honeymoon, The Serpent Queen is a historical period drama that chronicles the life of Catherine de Medici, the 16th-century Queen of France. Haythe, Francis Lawrence (Hunger Games), and Erwin Stoff (The Matrix) executive produce for STARZ by Lionsgate Television and 3 Arts Entertainment.

The Serpent Queen Season 1 2022
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The story is based on the novel by Leonie Frieda, Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France, and is told from the point of view of Catherine at two different ages, with Morton playing the Queen and Liv Hill as Catherine, Duchess of Urbino.

Morton will be joined by many other returning cast members, including Danny Kirrane, Ray Panthaki, Raza Jaffrey, Enzo Cilenti, Amrita Acharia, Ruby Bentall, Beth Goddard, Ludivine Sagnier, Nicholas Burns, and Rupert Everett.

The Serpent Queen Season 1 2022
The Serpent Queen season 1 on Starz. /

Emma McDonald will portray Cathrine's maid, Rahima, a role previously held by Sennia Nanua in season 1. Angus Imrie, Stanley Morgan, and Philippine Velge are added as series regulars, with Rosalie Craig, Isobel Jesper Jones, Bill Milner, Ashley Thomas, and Alexandre Willaume in recurring roles.

This season Minnie Driver joins the series as Elizabeth I and the teaser video below states “The original bad b*tch is back" featuring Driver, Morton and many other cast members.


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