When will Reign Season 4 be released on Netflix UK?
James R | On 24, Jan 2017
It’s official: Reign Season 4 will premiere on Netflix UK on Sunday 12th February, with episodes arriving weekly on Sundays, within 48 hours of their US broadcast. For more on what’s coming soon to Netflix UK in February, click here.
Update: 17th November
The CW has announced that Reign Season 4 will premiere in the US on 10th February, as part of its midseason slate. As a result, you can expect episodes to arrive every week on Netflix UK in February 2017. Netflix has not yet confirmed an official start date.
Original story continues below (30th October 2016)
Fans of historical drama will no doubt have already discovered Reign, The CW’s enjoyably trashy series about Mary Queen of Scots. The only downside to getting hooked to the show? There’s still no sign of Season 4.
Created by Stephanie Sengupta and Laurie McCarthy, the show stars Adelaide Kane stars as Mary, alongside Megan Follows as Queen Catherine and Toby Regbo as Francis Despite the popularity of The Tudors and Wolf Hall, though, it failed to find a UK TV home until last year.
The show was snapped up by the streaming giant in October 2015, with Season 1 and 2 arriving that month, before episodes of the third season were added every week within 24 hours of their US broadcast.
Season 4, though, was in doubt for some time, as the show’s ratings in America fell during its third run. Nonetheless, The CW has renewed Reign for a fourth outing, begging the question: when will it air in the UK? If you go by some of the other media publications incorrectly reporting that it’s due for release on Monday 31st October, you’ll be in for a disappointment, so let us set the record straight: in September, The CW announced that Reign’s fourth season wouldn’t arrive in autumn, as expected back in March, but that it would join Riverdale, The 100, iZombie and The Originals in the network’s midseason line-up, which means you can expect Reign Season 4 to be released on Netflix UK in early 2017. You can find our accurate and up-to-date guide to what’s coming soon to Netflix UK each month here.
What can we expect from Reign Season 4?
Warning: Spoilers below.
Life changed for Mary Queen of Scots in the third season. Her beloved husband, Francis, died, destabilising France. Francis’ brother, a boy-king, took the throne, leaving Mary with little solace and a great need for power. As her cousin, Queen Elizabeth, fought for legitimacy against an unyielding patriarchy in England, Catherine and Mary came to a painful realization: they have their battles to fight as well, and it is better if they do so alone. Season 4 of Reign finds Mary rising to the challenge, taking back her country and establishing her rule in Scotland, the land of her birth but a wild nation foreign to her, and now, once again, her home. Even as our canvas expands to welcome a new court in Scotland with new players, including Mary’s half-brother James, and the men who vie for her hand, the French Court grows as well. Catherine gave France many heirs – too many, as it turns out. We will meet more of her brood, who are amusingly and dangerously at each other’s throats. Our queens will make wise choices and knowingly brutal sacrifices; their fates, especially Mary’s and Elizabeth’s, are not only intertwined but increasingly inescapable.
The CW describes it as a season of “impossibly high stakes, unexpected betrayals, sexual exploits, a royal wedding, a royal birth and a rising body count”, as three queens in three nations fight for their people and their lives.
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