The Serpent Queen

Season 1
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The story of Catherine de Medici who, against all odds, became one of the most powerful and longest-serving rulers in French history.
Starring
Samantha MortonAmrita AchariaBarry Atsma
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Medici Bitch
    September 10, 2022
    49min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Queen Catherine begins to tell the story of her life to Rahima, a servant girl, revealing how she came to enter the French Royal Court at the age of 14.
  2. 2. To War Rather Than To Bed
    September 17, 2022
    53min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Young Catherine begins to learn how to outwit the royal household in order to secure her future.
  3. 3. The Price
    September 24, 2022
    55min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Prince Henri returns from war with a new mistress, Filippa, and a baby. Catherine resorts to extreme measures to produce an heir.
  4. 4. A New Era
    October 1, 2022
    51min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Catherine has become a mother. King Francis suffers a fall from his horse while hunting with Henri and Catherine.
  5. 5. The First Regency
    October 8, 2022
    52min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    King Henri departs to lead an army to defend France and places Catherine in charge as Regent, allowing her to test her powers further. Catherine asks Rahima to search Mary's room for a letter.
  6. 6. The Last Joust
    October 15, 2022
    54min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Catherine has a dream that predicts that her husband will be wounded while jousting. Catherine and Henri decide that their son Francis should delay his wedding to Mary.
  7. 7. An Attack On The King
    October 22, 2022
    49min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Mary visits Rahima and recounts her side of the story of life at the Royal Court. Catherine and Mary have conflicting views when it comes to freedom of religion in France.
  8. 8. A Queen Is Made
    October 29, 2022
    56min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The planned kidnapping of King Francis goes awry but Catherine devises a new plan to allow her control of the country.

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Directors
Justin Haythe
Supporting actors
Nicholas BurnsEnzo Cilenti
Producers
Stacie PassonNick O'HaganBrad RohrerWilla WhalenJohn BernardAriella BlejerJessica BrickmanAshley Cardiff
Season year
2022
Network
LIONSGATE
Purchase rights
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

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4.5 out of 5 stars

109 global ratings

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  2. 19% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 6% of reviews have 1 stars
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Keisha M.Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Awesome Fun Show
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Love the show and hope they bring it back for season two. Irreverent humor set against some historical detail and decent enough acting. My only complaint would be the actors need to get consistent with the accents. Madame du Poitiers' accent was probably the worst of them all. She says "Henri" different ways with every breath. Or one moment they're calling young Catherine 'Doo-Kay-Si-nah,' next they're call her Doo-Che-Si-nah. Such things can take you out of the story world. I suppose it's relatively factual, but it certainly sparked my interest to do more research into these characters, who, as it turns out, truly existed. Also very interesting to learn about the Religion Wars between Italy, France, Spain and England and all the wheelin' and dealin' that took place in the name of the Church. Highly entertaining and very bingeable, now that all the episodes are available.
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NormReviewed in the United States on November 15, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Thinking out of the box
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I loved it. You know what the end goal is, but you don't know how she's going to get there.
2 people found this helpful
MillsReviewed in the United States on November 16, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great
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Great show
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CmReviewed in the United States on November 19, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
EXCITING!!!
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very good!
2 people found this helpful
Barbara CadyReviewed in the United States on September 13, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Episode 1 was good and I enjoyed watching
Episode 1 was good and I enjoyed watching, but come on Amazon, this was made in 2021 and you can only put up ONE episode at a time?? I want to keep watching but hate this waiting for future episodes.
20 people found this helpful
KkReviewed in the United States on September 13, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Season 1 suppose to be included with Starz Subscription!
Episode 1 was good. I went to watch Episode 2, but it wasn't available. I have a subscription to Starz and it states the entirety of Season 1 is included with that subscription.

There is only Episode 1. Where's the rest of season 1's episodes????...
17 people found this helpful
CrazykittyReviewed in the United States on October 2, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Where are the rest of the episodes
Love the show. An interesting view on history, but waiting for the next episode is agonizingly slow. I’m used to being able to binge watch if the show is included in my subscription. So I reckon, I’ll just have to ignore the show until all episodes are available. C’mon Starz, at least say “new episode every Monday” or whatever day, something!
13 people found this helpful
Kay KayReviewed in the United States on September 12, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good story. Well acted.
Liked episode 1, but not clear when other episodes are available. Show details do not include date and time of new episodes. That's why the rating is 4 stars instead of 5 stars.
13 people found this helpful
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