The CW developing 'Reign,' its own 'Game of Thrones'

The success of HBO's fantasy drama Game of Thrones hasn't gone unnoticed by other networks. The CW announced on Tuesday that it was developing new series Reign, a drama series about the teenage years of the famous monarch, Mary, Queen of Scots. 

According to Deadline, Reign will be "Game Of Thrones meets Marie Antoinette — if Marie Antoinette had a girl posse and was coming of age as a warrior queen. It’s about the secret history of survival at French Court amidst fierce foes, dark forces, and a world of sexual intrigue."

The series is being created by Laurie McCarthy (CSI: Miami) and Stephanie SenGupta (Outlaw), alongside new project The Selection, a series largely reminiscent of The Hunger Games. 

The series certainly sounds interesting -- the CW, despite being largely directed toward a young female audience, is really the only bastion of genre on network television. I'm not quite sure if I'm yet convinced enough to be excited, but you can color me intrigued. If they bring in some of the modern stylization that made Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette so unique, I'll be even more interested.

What do you think about Reign? Is it a series you would be excited to watch? Let us know in the comments section below. 

- Laurie McCarthy
- Stephanie Sengupta
- Reign
- Game of Thrones
- CW

Written by: mcpherson
Oct 24th, 2012, 8:15 am

Images courtesy of The CW



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Message Posted On Oct 28th, 2012, 10:56 am

It better have vampires or I ain't watchin' it!


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Message Posted On Oct 28th, 2012, 5:16 am

What a stupid comment considering GoT itself isn't an "original" idea.  Or do you not like what is easily the best show on TV?  There is good "stealing" and bad, just like anything else.  The hilarious irony is that you've read that comment online 500 times like everyone, and you had to steal it. 


Having said that, it does sound awful.  It sounds nothing like GoT, and even if it did....a basic cable GoT? thanks. 


Message Posted On Oct 24th, 2012, 3:34 pm
Why can't these TV program makers bring 'original' programs, instead of stealing the same idea someone else had years ago. When rating are low they'll just cancel it. Muppets the lot of them. One shared brain cell.

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Message Posted On Oct 24th, 2012, 9:53 am

Oh for the love  Just no.  Sounds awful.

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