'The Walking Dead' Actress Samantha Morton to Star as Catherine de Medici in Starz's 'Serpent Queen'

Series is created by Justin Haythe

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Samantha Morton, who plays Alpha on “The Walking Dead,” will star as Catherine de Medici in Starz’s new series “The Serpent Queen” – the dark legend centered on de Medici – from writer and executive producer Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road, Red Sparrow, The Lone Ranger).

The series will also be executive produced by Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2) and Erwin Stoff (The Matrix, 13 Hours, Edge of Tomorrow). Stacie Passon (“Transparent,” “Dickinson,” “Billions”) will direct multiple episodes, including the premiere episode.

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