“Reign” features teen drama and a modern music soundtrack, similar to the aural approach in “A Knight’s Tale” and Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette.” And though it will track with history, it won’t be a slave to history.
“I, for one, am glad about a certain degree of creative license because according to history, I don’t exist,” said actor Torrance Coombs, who plays the king’s bastard son.
Canadian actress Megan Follows, best known for the title role in “Anne of Green Gables,” stars in the series as a scheming Queen Catherine.
“She has to live through other people’s power, which makes it really complex for her,” Ms. Follows said.
In other CW series news, the network is considering a spin-off of “Supernatural” that would be set in Chicago. The DC Comics character The Flash will be introduced this season on “Arrow” for a potential spin-off series down the road, but a possible “Wonder Woman” spin-off is on hold.
The CW renewed its summer re-launch of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” for a 24-episode second season. No premiere date or time was announced.