Of course, I think this could be fantastic and think about some of the frothy period series like “Camelot,” “Robin Hood” … and think it could be well done. Could it be as deep as “Game of Thrones” — not without a lot of stretching of the truth.
The teenage Mary, Queen of Scots was a bit of a yes girl. She lived in France with the French royal family (Henri II, Catherine de Medici, Diane de Poitiers) and was engaged to Francois, the heir to the throne. Her life revolved around standard court activities, even after her marriage. There is not a lot of historical fodder for a “warrior queen” series until she is a bit older.
Her marriage lasted just a year. Widowed at 19, Mary returned to Scotland where – yes- there is plenty of skullduggery, intrigue, death, battles and betrayal. But not really in the teen sphere.
I like the idea, but I fear the CW will go further than even the “Tudors” in their creative use of historical fact to create drama. And of all the famous Queens, Mary Stuart life does not need fictional drama!
Of course, the casting could be a lot of fun… I’ll defer judgment but will post more as I hear it. And I’ll be watching.
- The CW Developing Teenage Drama About Mary Queen Of Scots (m.deadline.com)