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  • TV-MA
  • 2015
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.9  (18,441)

Versailles is a dramatic television series that takes viewers into the decadence and intrigue of 17th-century France. Set during the reign of King Louis XIV (George Blagden), the show follows the monarch as he builds the lavish palace of Versailles and negotiates dangerous political alliances to maintain his power.

At the heart of the series is the relationship between Louis and his mistress, Madame de Montespan (Anna Brewster), who uses her beauty and wit to manipulate the king and advance her own interests. Alongside them are a cast of courtiers, nobles, and advisors, each with their own agenda and secrets.

One such character is Philippe, Duke of Orleans (Alexander Vlahos), Louis' younger brother and a conflicted figure who struggles with his own desires and loyalties. Another is Fabien Marchal (Tygh Runyan), the king's chief of police who has a complicated history with several key players at Versailles.

As the series progresses, we see Louis face challenges both within and outside his court. There are assassination attempts, rebellions, and tense diplomatic negotiations with other European powers. Meanwhile, the politics of the court become ever more complex as various factions jostle for power and influence.

The show is visually stunning, with sumptuous costumes and intricate set designs that transport the viewer back in time. The palace of Versailles itself is a setting of unparalleled beauty and extravagance, and the series makes full use of its grandeur to create a sense of scale and spectacle.

However, the show does not shy away from the darker aspects of life in Louis' court. There are scenes of violence, sex, and manipulation, all of which contribute to a sense of tension and danger that runs throughout the series.

The acting in Versailles is superb, with each member of the ensemble cast bringing nuance and complexity to their roles. George Blagden is particularly impressive as Louis XIV, capturing both the monarch's charisma and his vulnerability.

Overall, Versailles is a gripping and engrossing series that provides a rich and detailed window into life at one of history's most iconic royal courts. It combines lavish production values with strong writing and performances to create a must-watch show for fans of period drama and political intrigue.

Versailles is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (30 episodes). The series first aired on November 6, 2015.

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10. L'h?ritage
May 21, 2018
Looking to the future, King Louis XIV seeks to reconnect with his people, and reconcile his family. As some oppressed Parisians plan a violent welcome for Louis, has one of his friends become a foe?
La poudri?re
9. La poudri?re
May 21, 2018
His resolve reinforced, Louis is dismissive of the pain his plans will cause others, be they Philippe or Protestants of all classes. Cardinal Leto is confident of making the king marry Isabella of Portugal.
Des hommes et des dieux
8. Des hommes et des dieux
May 14, 2018
Suffering an identity crisis, Louis gets moody, unable to reveal the reason. Jeanne's protest pamphlets in Paris bring reprisals led by Marchal.
Le livre des r?v?lations
7. Le livre des r?v?lations
May 14, 2018
Has Louis finally learnt the identity of the man in the iron mask? Cardinal Leto is still determined to use his knowledge against the king. Fabien Marchal is in pursuit of fugitive Sophie and the young woman he must kill.
La roue de la fortune
6. La roue de la fortune
May 7, 2018
Louis hopes diplomacy will hide his duplicity as he works to undermine Leopold while winning over severe cardinal Leto. Marchal helps Philippe learn a family secret, and is troubled by a command from the king.
5. L'au-del?
May 7, 2018
Can Louis' longed-for loving touch help the ailing queen? An engraved blade holds a clue to who Philippe has antagonised. Jeanne challenges her brother's business-minded betrayal.
Crime et ch?timent
4. Crime et ch?timent
April 30, 2018
Seeking retribution, Louis lashes out at the Parisian rebels though Philippe urges a more reasoned response. Word from Spain casts doubt on Marie-Therese's intentions. Sophie's loyalties are tested.
La v?rit? ?clatera
3. La v?rit? ?clatera
April 30, 2018
A betrayal by one of the women closest to the king has unforeseen consequences, while a graphic revelation results in a fall from grace for another. Philippe gets dangerously close to the mystery prisoner. Reprisals against the protesters in Paris place Fabien Marchal in peril.
Question de confiance
2. Question de confiance
April 23, 2018
Little can be taken at face value as Louis negotiates with Leopold over Spain, the Bastille governor has a sorry tale for Philippe and Sophie surprises Marchal.
Miroirs et fum?es
1. Miroirs et fum?es
April 23, 2018
Louis welcomes a defeated royal relative to the palace, but with unforeseen personal consequences. Philippe stumbles upon a mystery man. Madame de Montespan finds how to hurt a former friend, the King's prim companion Francois de Maintenon.
Where to Watch Versailles
Versailles is available for streaming on the Ovation website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Versailles on demand at Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    November 6, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (18,441)