October 27, 2022

Starz announced today that The Serpent Queen has been picked up for a second season. The early renewal comes ahead of this Sunday's freshman finale that will wrap a successful 8-episode run that garnered high praise from both critics and viewers.

"The Serpent Queen is distinctly modern, darkly comedic, and completely unexpected," said Kathryn Busby, President of Original Programming at Starz. "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."

Based on the book 'Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France' by Leonie Frieda, the series follows orphaned Catherine, who marries into the 16th-century French court at the young age of 14. But after realizing her husband is in love with another woman, her future is suddenly uncertain. Catherine finds those who she can trust - both within her personal entourage of courtiers and members of the royal court - while outmaneuvering anyone who underestimates her determination to survive.