Reign Season 2 to Go “Beyond Castle Walls,” Plague Nation with Death

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Reign stars Toby Regbo, Megan Follows, Adelaide Kane were joined by executive producer Laurie McCarthy today at Comic-Con, teasing a number of topics related to various characters and upcoming developments.

To wit: Should fans be nervous about Francis and Mary's marriage?

McCarthy said the union will be “going well” when we meet back up with the couple in October, but “political” and often “horrific” obstacles will plague the betrothed.

Reign at Comic-Con

And speaking of the plague...

"This disease will affect Court “with a vengeance,” McCarthy previewed, adding: “Not everyone will survive it, among our people as well as a percentage of the regional population.”

Look for those deaths to begin on the Reign Season 2 premiere.

“What rises from the ashes of the plague” will be of note, the producer teaser: “It’s about [Francis] inheriting a nation that is, in fact, burning.”

Look for an “awkward” set-up between Francis, Mary and Lola following the birth of Francis and Lola’s child, Kane said, while the relationship between Mary and Catherine will remain tense because “there isn’t enough power to go around,” Follows explained.

“Season 2 is very much about what goes on beyond the castle walls,” said overall, with the Mary/Francis/Bash love triangle still alive and kicking.

“They’ll always have a special relationship,” Kane said of Mary and Bash in the future. “I just don’t think they’ll bang.”

Reign Season 2 premieres on Thursday, Octoner 2 at 9/8.

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Reign Quotes

Lola: How do I trust you?
Lord Julien: With time.

Francis: I don't know what role he'll have at court, but I want to be a part of my son's life. Of this child's life. But we will have others. Mary, my father's indiscretions were blatant, but out of respect for his wife he gave Bash no title or standing. It hurt him and it hurt me to see it.
Mary: The eyes of the world are watching to see if we will, if I can bear an heir, not just for France, for Scotland and England as well. I know this has nothing to do with the role you decide to have in your son's life.
Francis: Well perhaps it should.
Mary: Those who are close to us, even here at court, will know the truth. Mother has guessed it already. Spend time with your son, absolutely...
Francis: But don't claim him. Officially you mean.
Mary: Yes.