After receiving record breaking ratings on the BBC and Canal Plus, the audacious and visually sumptuous series Versailles has made its U.S. debut on Ovation TV. Created and executive produced by Simon Mirren (“Criminal Minds”) and David Wolstencroft (The Escape Artist”), the acclaimed 10- episode series lures viewers into a dangerous liaisons world where power and war set the stage for a historical drama where ruthlessness and pleasure hold court.
The year is 1667. King Louis XIV, played by George Blagden, embarks on his mission to build the Chateau de Versailles , the most beautiful palace in Europe, and absolutely nothing will prevent him from achieving what he desires. The cast, which includes Alexander Vlahos, Tygh Runyan, Stuart Bowman, Amira Casar, Evan Williams, Noémie Schmidt, Anna Brewster, Sarah Winter, and Elisa Lasowski, bring the tale of Versailles to life with a certain glamour and Game of Thrones style indulgence in its epic portrayal of power, sex, and violence.
“At 28, King Louis XIV of France commissions Versailles, the most beautiful palace in Europe, which serves as the King’s gilded prison – keeping his friends close and enemies closer. Enter a world of untold wealth, power, and passion. Where love and lust are just a heartbeat away from deceit and betrayal. Experience Versailles in all its brutal glory.”
The series made its U.S. debut on October 1st, and is one of the most expensive series ever produced in France. In support of the launch, a masquerade party was held at The Box in New York City where attendees sipped on Grand Marnier infused cocktails while watching provocative performances by Queen of the Night. Be sure not to miss Versailles as it will surely whet your appetite for seduction, beauty, drama, and intrigue.
Versailles will be airing every Saturday evening on Ovation TV with the final episode scheduled to air on November 19th.