The Serpent Queen Is Returning for a Second Season

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Catherine De Medici will be back: The Serpent Queen is returning for a second season.

Ahead of the season one finale, Starz announced the show would be coming back for a second season. "The Serpent Queen is distinctly modern, darkly comedic and completely unexpected," Kathryn Busby, the president of originals at Starz, said in a statement. "Catherine De Medici’s story is the perfect complement to our female-forward slate, and Samantha Morton’s brilliant portrayal of this ruthless, charming and savvy queen anchors the whole production. We’re thrilled to unveil more of her incredible life and reign in season two, which promises to be even more provocative and sublime."

Here, what we know so far about chapter two:

Samantha Morton will return as Catherine de Medici.

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"I feel so kind of in awe of Catherine, and so honored to play her," Morton told Town & Country. “As well as a huge responsibility to give her authenticity the best I could. When you contemporize the drama, that's when you’re allowing these characters to tell their stories. If you’re going to break the fourth wall, you have to make sure you’re not doing it just for effect. Catherine really is seeing the audience as a confidant, she’s saying, ‘this is real, can you believe it?’ There are certain certain streaming channels that do make chocolate-box costume dramas, but you never feel that you are in it because it feels so fake. Everything might look great, but you don't feel anything. That's the trick: the truth of the story has to come first."

Other main cast members—including Amrita Acharia, Enzo Cilenti, Sennia Nanua, Kiruna Stamell, and Naomi Battrick—are likely to return as well.

The show is based on the book Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France.

Expect season two to pick off in Catherine's story where season one leaves off; Leonie Frieda's book traces the entirety of Catherine de Medici's life and reign.

No premiere date has been set yet.

We'll update this when we learn more.

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