Creators: Simon Mirren, David Wolstencroft
Cast: George Blagden, Alexander Vlahos, Tygh Runyan
In 1667, 28-year-old all-powerful king of France, Louis XIV, decides to build the greatest palace in the world Versailles but budget, politics, and others who doe not want to see this happen complicates things.
It is the highest budget series in France.Despite being a largely French-financed project, the series was shot in English with an eye toward a larger international audience. They casted english actors and some French one at that this I was not happy about. I would rather that they put French actors in the original language would of being better after all the king of France spoke French not English. But it is a great production. We starts in 1667 where the queen is pregnant and expecting at anytime. The king’s brother is married but he is gay and to top it off his brother has an affair with her. The king is trying to build the château of Versailles who is still standing today and I have visited twice now. The thing is when his wife delivers the baby surprise surprise well you will see I am not divulging this one but the king tells his people that the child is dead at birth. Terrific costume by the team consisted of about thirty people yeah amazing right scary you need at least 30 people to do the job when you see the series you are going to understand. And yes it is a Canal Plus’ original creation. Plus there are some new one this year at least 6 they say so I can’t wait, I am going to collect them all. Of course I will review them and yes there is a second season coming up soon I hope.