The CW announced their pilot pickups today, and I am over the moon about their new series, Reign!
I know Reign is all about young Mary, Queen of Scots and her rise to power when she arrives in France as a 15-year-old, betrothed to Prince Francis, and with her three best friends as ladies-in-waiting. The “unknown”, “secret” history of the young regent’s survival at French Court promises to be full of intrigue and sexy times and gorgeous costumes. I was already going to watch it, you guys.
And then they added Megan Follows to the cast. Anne of Green Gables is going to France! Oh, but you know she’s going to do more than break a slate over some young fop’s head and accidentally dye someone’s hair green. I hope she’s a schemer, a clever woman manipulating the court and wielding power over everyone.
Other pilots picked up by the CW for the 2013-2014 season include The 100, Star-Crossed, Tomorrow People, and The Originals. They all sound interesting, but none of them had the presence of mind to cast Megan Follows. Just sayin’.