Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Starz Announces Premiere Date for Season 2 of 'The Serpent Queen'

Starz has today announced the premiere date for the upcoming second season of its original drama series The Serpent Queen.

The 8-episode second season will debut on Friday, July 12 at midnight on the Starz app with a linear launch at 8/7c.

In the new season, Catherine de Medici is Queen Regent of France now that her son, Charles IX has come of age. Distracted by the personal conflicts of the Valois children, a new mysterious prophet named Edith gains a loyal following who vow to challenge the current religious establishment, sparking tension across the country. Feeling threatened by the rising strain, the divided court turn to their own schemes for selfish benefit. The Guises commit unholy acts while the Bourbons turn to a familiar foreign sovereign, Queen Elizabeth I of England, in hopes of personal gain. As France falls into political and religious turmoil, Catherine struggles to maintain her power, but The Serpent Queen will do whatever she needs to regain control.

The drama stars Samantha Morton, Danny Kirrane, Ray Panthaki, Raza Jaffrey, Enzo Cilenti, Amrita Acharia, Ruby Bentall, Beth Goddard, Ludivine Sagnier, Angus Imrie, Emma McDonald, Stanley Morgan, Philippine Velge and Rupert Everett.

Recurring guest stars include Minnie Driver, Rosalie Craig, Isobel Jesper Jones, Bill Milner, Ashley Thomas and Alexandre Willaume.

Justin Haythe created the drama. He executive produces with Francis Lawrence and Erwin Stoff. Lionsgate Television and 3 Arts Entertainment produce.