Reign completes its descent into cancellation hell with tonight’s series finale, but what would a fifth season have held for the CW period drama?
Speaking to TVLine, series creator Laurie McCarth reflects on Season 4’s undeserved characters and storylines that would have been explored in the coveted Season 5:
“There were three characters who I felt were really under-serviced this season. For Claude, we had really wanted to show the interesting dynamic of her giving up this first passion, her first love with Leith, and where she would go moving forward. Greer and James were also characters where every day there were just pages in and pages out. It was excruciating not to service those characters more.
You could just go on and on, particularly with Elizabeth and Catherine. And there could have been a very strong fifth season with Mary, following the trajectory of her third marriage, which was to Bothwell. In Scotland, we would have told a tale that was as much as a western as a political drama; she’d be on the run, there would be sieges, there would be a falling out with her brother — there’s a lot that we would have loved to have gotten our arms around. And with Catherine, there was a daughter we had yet to meet whose wedding left Paris running with blood. There was truly a lot.”
What are your hopes for the Reign series finale? How badly did you want a fifth season? Secretly hoping for an unlikely revival in years to come?
Well darn it then…. that 5th season would have been nice to see. I really liked this show & will miss it.
Maybe someone will have a change of heart & continue it for another season perhaps???
Ok just going to watch the finale ep…. boohoo
Reign was, indeed, a wonderful show! So, of course, it is going to be cancelled. I guess they needed more room for another reality show. 🙁
Debbie Samovar says
Yeah, I’m really bummed about the cancellation. I’ve read every book on the queens of that era and watch every movie ever made. It’s a shame that all the period pieces get cancelled. Would love to see this series continue on.
Rose Wann says
Definitely going to miss this great show. It’s one of a very few that could hold my attention for the entire hour it was on. Most shows on now aren’t even worth watching. Hopefully someone with good sense will pick this up & let it run again. I could see a long future for the characters of this show. One of a very few shows that was on that I made plans to watch whenever it was on. Sad that they would cancel such a great show. 🙁
I love the show I own all four seasons having more seasons would be great.mary and the rest are based on real people come on get it done
Terri Breazeale says
I really don’t know about the CW network. They canceld Vampire Diares, The Original after only a couple of seasons. I was jsut getting into Reign and a few season in it’s gone to. I am sure there are others as well that I haven’t gotten into yet . I mean this has got to really piss off other people as well. Maybe the CW is one of those flaky off the wall Networks. I’am sure Reign could have gone on longer and ti was interesting. Loved all the characters. To bad, so sad.