'Medici' Season 3: 'Reign' stars Toby Regbo and Rose Williams' appearance on show causes excitement among fans

Toby Regbo plays Tommaso Peruzzi and Rose Williams portrays Caterina Sforza Riario on 'Medici'


                            'Medici' Season 3: 'Reign' stars Toby Regbo and Rose Williams' appearance on show causes excitement among fans
'Medici' (Big Light Productions)
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Spoilers for 'Medici' Season 3

The third and final season of 'Medici', the historical drama that detailed the exploits, successes, and fall of the family of the same name known for their banking prowess finally dropped on Netflix this Friday. The third season chronicles the later years of Lorenzo de' Medici (Daniel Sharman) who worked tirelessly to place Florence at the center of the world. The first season of the show focused on Cosimo de' Medici, who was played by Richard Madden.

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Set in the second half of the 15th century, the third season picked up right after the events of the second season which detailed the Pazzi conspiracy. The conspiracy led to the murder of Lorenzo's younger brother, Giuliano (Bradley James) and Season 3 focuses on Lorenzo's quest for vengeance while navigating the geopolitical crisis with the Vatican.

Fans loved the final season of the show, with one tweeting, "If you haven’t watched Medici on Netflix you need to! It beautifully paints that time in history." Another wrote, "I love reading the history of the Medici and the works of Machiavelli, and the Netflix show is just as entertaining."

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A viewer tweeted, "Watching the new season of the Medici on Netflix and trying not to get upset in the fact that I was supposed to be in the beautiful city of Florence in a month after 5 years since studying abroad there." Another wrote, "Cried quite a lot watching this, it was so good. Fell in love with the cast and they were each perfect for their role."

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Another fan opined, "It’s time!! Season 3 here I am. Medici is an absolute [favorite] and has been rewatched countless times. thank you for creating something worth the watch over and over."

Daniel Sharman and Bradley James as Lorenzo and Giuliano in 'Medici' (Big Light Productions)

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A viewer noted, "So Netflix has put up the 3rd season of #Medici. It's a good show and I like it. HOWEVER. As beautiful as Daniel Sharman as Il Magnifico is, the REAL Lorenzo d'Medici was really fucking ugly. I demand an end to this unrealistic portrayal of historical leaders," adding, "Lorenzo the Magnificent was really ugly. And that's okay. Moreover, it is inaccurate to portray him as an ethereally beautiful man. His deeds and thoughts are of greater importance than his looks on a show."

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Fans of The CW show 'Reign' were also excited as actors Toby Regbo and Rose Williams appeared in Season 3 of 'Medici'. Regbo plays Tommaso Peruzzi and Williams portrays Caterina Sforza Riario.

'Reign' chronicled the life of Queen Mary of Scots. Regbo and Williams respectively played the siblings Francis II (King of France from 1559 to 1560),  and Claude de Valois. Francis and Claude were the children of Catherine de' Medici, Lorenzo de' Medici's great-granddaughter.

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A fan tweeted, "Seeing Toby Regbo AND Rose Williams in @MediciSeries when they both played Medici descendants on reign ..... I canNOT DEAL." Another wrote, "BRUUUHHH HAVE YOU WATCHED MEDICI FRANCIS REIGN IS IN THIS SHOWWWW."

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One fan said, "But why is #Medici recycling actors. Catherine de Medici’s kids Charles and Claude from Reign are back as Tomasso Peruzzi and Caterina Riario," while another wrote, "Wait why is everyone from Reign in the new Medici series I can’t take this lack of continuity."

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All episodes of Season 3 of 'Medici' are now streaming on Netflix.