Minnie Driver Among 10 Cast in ‘Serpent Queen’ Season 2 at Starz

“The Serpent Queen” Season 2 has added 10 new cast members, including Oscar nominee Minnie Driver.

Driver, known for her roles in films like “Good Will Hunting” and shows like “Speechless,” will recur in the series alongside fellow new series regulars Angus Imrie (“Emma,” “Fleabag”), Emma McDonald (“Moonhaven,” “Low Rider”), Stanley Morgan (“I Used to Be Famous,” “The Sandman”), and Philippine Velge (“Station Eleven,” “Summer of 85”). New recurring cast members are Rosalie Craig (“1899,” “Macbeth”), Isobel Jesper Jones (“The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,” “The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself”), Bill Milner (“Son of Rambow,” “The Flatshare”), Ashley Thomas (“Them,” “24: Legacy”), and Alexandre Willaume.

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Full character descriptions for the new cast members can be found below.

Per the official description of “The Serpent Queen,” the series “tells the story of Catherine de Medici (Samantha Morton) who, against all odds, became one of the most powerful and longest serving rulers in French history.” It is based on the book “Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France” by Leonie Frieda.

Justin Haythe adapted the book for the screen and serves as executive producer. Francis Lawrence and Erwin Stoff also executive produce. Lionsgate Television and 3 Arts Entertainment produce.

New Character Descriptions

Minnie Driver joins as “Elizabeth I” the infamous ‘Virgin Queen.’ Elizabeth goes toe-to-toe with Catherine and is a woman of style, wit and experience.

Angus Imrie joins as “Henry IV” the son of Antoine de Bourbon and Jeanne d’Albret, he appears uncivilized, to the unobservant observer but in reality, he is quite an intellect.

Emma McDonald joins as “Rahima” who viewers first met in season one. Rahima has grown in wit and confidence and now has assumed an important position in Catherine’s life.

Stanley Morgan joins as “Anjou” the younger brother of King Charles, who is non-conforming and capable of disruptive violence.

Philippine Velge joins as “Margot” Catherine’s eldest daughter, who is her polar opposite. Incredibly charming, liked by all and seeks the truth.

Rosalie Craig joins as “Jeanne d’Albret” the self-righteous and disapproving wife of Antonie de Bourbon.

Isobel Jesper Jones joins as “Edith,” a protestant preacher to a group of loyal followers.

Bill Milner joins as “King Charles IX” the oldest son of Catherine de Medici, and the now King of France. Not a boy, but not quite a man, he is anxious to play king and get it right.

Ashley Thomas joins as “Alessandro de Medici” a man possessed with great charisma and beauty and is the object of desire.

Alexandre Willaume joins as “Montmorency” the wise and humorless Constable General of France. He is a loyal and serious servant of the king.

(Pictured, from left to right: Rosalie Craig, Minnie Driver, Ashley Thomas)

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