Starz is set to make a period drama called “The Serpent Queen”, which will be based on the life of Catherine de’ Medici, Queen of France.
The eight episodes will be based on the book “Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France” by Leonie Frieda.
“‘The Serpent Queen’ may be the most cunning account of one of the most influential women ever to wear a crown that Starz has told,” said Christina Davis, president of original programming for Starz. “We are thrilled to be working with such an incredibly talented team who will give this series a modern voice among a sensational historical backdrop.”
Starz previously (co-)produced The Pillars of the Earth, The White Queen, The White Princess and the Spanish Princess. It is also working on an as of yet untitled series about Eleanor of Aquitaine (Duchess of Aquitaine, Queen of France and England).
Read more about Catherine’s life here.