The Serpent Queen’ Creators Share Everything

In the STARZ historical drama, Catherine de Medici's story is told from her point of view.

Catherine de Medici has not been treated well by history. This could be because,

, during her time (1519–1589), the things she did were shocking because they were done by a woman

, even though they would have been seen differently if they were done by a man. In The Serpent Queen, STARZ tells her story from her point of view,

, so maybe people will see her in a better light.   "I've always wanted to write a story about a bad guy from history making their case and saying

," Yes, you call me The Serpent Queen. In this exclusive interview with Parade,

the show's creator and executive producer, Justin Haythe, explains why he did what he did. "