Ray Panthaki Stars in ‘The Serpent Queen’

Ray Panthaki Stars in ‘The Serpent Queen’


Ray Panthaki stars in brand new historical drama The Serpent Queen

A historical drama with an edge, The Serpent Queen puts a contemporary spin on conventional storytelling to tell the tale of Catherine de Medici’s rise to power. In the series premiere, “Medici Bitch,” Catherine’s tale unfolds through flashbacks as she defends her actions and imparts the lessons she’s learned to her new servant confidant, Rahim. At 14, the young, orphaned Catherine  marries into the 16th-century French court. Despite her commoner status, her uncle Pope Clement has negotiated a large dowry and a geopolitical alliance in return for the union, and with it comes the expectation of many heirs. However, on her wedding night, Catherine learns that her new husband is in love with Diane de Poitiers, a beautiful lady-in-waiting twice his age.  

With her future suddenly uncertain and with little hope of conceiving, Catherine must quickly learn who she can trust — both within her personal entourage of courtiers and the members of the royal court — while outmaneuvering anyone who underestimates her determination to survive at any cost.   

The Serpent Queen premieres in the US on Sunday, September 11, on the STARZ channel at 8 pm ET/PT. It will be available at midnight on September 11 on the STARZ app and on all on-demand and streaming platforms where a Starz subscription is available.

For the UK and other international viewers, The Serpent Queen will be available at midnight on the STARZPLAY streaming platform.

To enquire about Ray for voiceovers, email sophie@deanstreetvoices.com