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The Serpent Queen: To War Rather Than To Bed (S1EP2 STARZ Sun September 18, 2022)

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To War Rather Than To Bed

To War Rather Than To Bed: After the passing of her uncle, young Catherine starts to learn how to outsmart the royal household in order to secure her future.

Writer: Justin Haythe
Director: Stacie Passon

Cast: Samantha Morton (Catherine de Medici), Amrita Acharia (Aabis), Enzo Cilenti (Ruggieri), Barry Atsma (Montmorency), Nicholas Burns (Antoine de Bourbon), Danny Kirrane (Louis de Bourbon), Liv Hill (Young Catherine), Naomi Battrick (Ann D’Etampes),

Airdate: Sun September 18, 2022 at 20:00 on STARZ

Season 1 Episode 2

The Serpent Queen is a period drama about Catherine de Medici, Renaissance Queen of France. 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 concieve. 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.