Versailles is a Canadian Television series that aired on 16th November 2015 on Outro Network. It is composed by Michel Corriveau as well as NOIA. This series has completed 3 seasons and has 30 episodes. It is created by David Wolstencroft and Simon Mirren and directed by Jalil Lespert, Thomas Vincent, Christoph Schrewe, Mike Barker, Richard Clark, Peter Van Hees, Daniel Roby, Louis Choquette, and Edward Bazalgette. Starring George Blagden, Tygh Runyan, Alexander Vlahos, Amira Casar, Noémie Schmidt, Sarah Winter, Stuart Bowman, Evan Williams as well as Anna Brewster.
The story is set in 1667. Louis XIV, a powerful king of France, plans to create the greatest palace on earth. As he starts planning to build the palace, political intrigues, affairs as well as drained budget put him in a difficult situation. What follows is a 28-year-old king who has set his mind on his goal and is ready to emerge victorious come what may.
Versailles Plot: What’s it about?
Versailles is a Canadian historical fiction television series which centres around the reign of a 28 years old Louis XIV who is determined to build a huge palace in Versailles. He wants to build the most beautiful palace in the world. In 1667, after building a lavish palace, many noble families visit this residence to have a look at the masterpiece. One thing these nobles are unaware of is that the King wants to imprison them and control them. Louis XIV’s main target is his younger brother, Monsieur. The series also showcases a romance between the King and his queen Marie Theresa. Throughout the series, the queen tries to win back his man’s heart from his numerous mistresses. This series showcases, love, betrayal, power, and war in the Versailles series. The audience can get a peek into the daily lives of these noble families through this series.
Versailles Cast: Who’s in it?
Louis XIV- Louis XIV is played by George Blagden. He was known as Louis the God Given.
Born in 1638 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, after his father, King Louis XIII perished; he completed his education with the help of his godfather Cardinal Mazarin and his mother Anne of Austria. In 1660, he married his cousin Maria Theresa from Spain at Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Their marriage reunited Spain and France. Louis XIV had six children with her, but only the son named Le Grand Dauphin survived until his adulthood. When the queen died in 1683, he secretly married Madame de Maintenon. Louis XIV had many mistresses including Madame de Montespan and Mademoiselle de La Vallière. He had several kids with all of his mistresses.
Marie Thérèse- Marie Thérèse is played by Elisa Lasowski.