Does The CW period drama “Reign” already know its fate following the death of its well-received character King Francis? Is the show really getting axed from the fall TV roster of the network? Many other questions apart from these two have emerged in the recent days ever since the show announced that it’s taking a hiatus from airing a new episode.
"Reign" Season 3's upcoming episode, entitled "The Horse and the Hare," is not airing this Friday, but it will air next week before the show goes on hiatus after it broke many of its fans hearts by killing off Toby Regbo's King Francis.
According to LatinPost, the midseason finale of the series will air the week after Thanksgiving, and it seems that show is moving on from the death of Francis by starting a new arc involving a dark secret of Prince Don Carlos, who is played by Mark Ghanime.
Fans have seen in the previous episode that Adelaide Kane's Queen Mary is possibly working on an alliance with Don Carlos and Spain. Spain is the most powerful in Europe, so it would be interesting how this arc will play out.
Showrunner Laure McCarthy opened up about the direction of the show now that Francis is gone, and how the storyline will be affected by the king's demise.
"It puts [Mary] in frankly a scrappier position because she's not just losing the love of her life, she's losing the alliance with France and what that foretells is that at some point, she's going to return to Scotland, she's going to lay claim to the throne that is actually her throne in the country that she was born to rule," McCarthy told Entertainment Weekly.
The showrunner added: "It's actually going to give her more stories and more challenges."
Meanwhile, as the story continues to progress for Mary, many are fearing that the show is already headed to cancellation now that Francis is dead.
"Reign" Season 3 is set to resume in January, but The CW has already made the big switch to its roster by putting "The Originals" and "The Vampire Diaries" on the Friday night lineup, leaving fans to wonder if this already indicates the fate of "Reign," as per Design & Trend.
Additionally, there is also the problem with the show's ratings that have since been dropping starting this October. With these two in mind, many fans fear that they might be saying farewell to The CW's period drama soon.
Nonetheless, Fashion & Style insisted that there is hope that "Reign" will not be cancelled and that it will be picked up for a fourth season even. The site noted that the reason for this is the fact that "Reign" is a show by Warner Bros. and CBS and the two companies will very likely keep the show to maintain their alliance.
Instead of the midseason finale, The CW is airing "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" this Black Friday night.
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