- Versailles is a French tv show shot in English about King Louis XIV. In 1667, the 28-year-old monarch is on the cusp of greatness. A ruthless leader, he will stop at nothing to achieve his vision of creating the most beautiful palace in Europe and seizing absolute control of France and his enemies.
- The first season is airing in France (Canada & Spain) in November and on the BBC Two in early 2016.There will be a second season shooting in early 2016.
- Created by David Wolstencroft (MI-5) & Simon Mirren (Criminal Minds) and written by Andrew Bampfield (D-Day 6.6.1944), Audrey Fouche (The Returned) Jamie Brittain (Skins) and Tim Loane (Teachers).
- Cast includes George Blagden (Vikings) as the Louix XIV the Sun King, Alexander Vlahos (Merlin) as the King's brother, Amira Casar, Lizzie Brocheré (American Horror Story),Elisa Lasowski (GOT,Skins) ... Jalil Lespert (Yves Saint Laurent) is directing the first two episodes.
- This is the most expensive French tv show ever (30 million euros). Some of it was shot in Versailles and in some of the castles outside Paris.
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