So far, the biggest teases fans have gotten for season two of Reign have involved a plague, famine, sex, a baby, more sex, and lots of death. Oh, and a new princess joining the fun. But now, EW has an exclusive first look at season two with a promo shot of the king and queen of France.
Although Mary and Francis didn’t leave things on good terms—she locked him out of the castle as he rode into a plague-infected land to visit his baby mama—there’s no reason to believe their marriage is in jeopardy just yet. For one thing, the love triangle is a thing of the past. At Comic-Con, Adelaide Kane was asked about the relationship between Mary and Bash—who’s now married to her best friend Kenna—to which she simply said, “They’ll always have a special relationship. I just don’t think they’ll bang.”
And based on the first footage from season two, it seems the biggest thing coming between Mary and Francis will likely be his newborn child and her struggle to produce an heir of her own.
Then again, that “struggle” is what Kane has said will lead to more nudity for Mary, and in the above promo shot, we get a glimpse at the, er, relaxed attitude of the queen. Although the couple still manages to look royal, there’s a definite undertone to the photo, with Mary showing a bit more skin than usual. Clearly, these two won’t be all business this season.
Reign’s second season premieres Thursday, Oct. 2, at 9 p.m. ET.