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Old 10-05-2014, 05:55 AM
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"Versailles" (2015-2018) - Canal+ Drama Series on Louis XIV of France

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New series is currently being filmed on the reign of the Sun King Louis XIV of France called 'Versailles' which hopefully will be on our screens for 2015.

Versailles (TV Series 2015– ) - IMDb


French critics' anger as new series Versailles about great monarch Louis XIV is being produced in English* | Daily Mail Online
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Versailles



New series is currently being filmed on the reign of the Sun King Louis XIV of France called 'Versailles' which hopefully will be on our screens for 2015.

Versailles (TV Series 2015– ) - IMDb


French critics' anger as new series Versailles about great monarch Louis XIV is being produced in English* | Daily Mail Online
I was delighted to see this, An Ard Ri. Unlike the French critics I'm very happy that it is being produced in English as my French is quite basic and I'm not a fan of subtitles.
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I readabout this series time ago, and I´m so looking foward to it!

I find the plot and period fascinating and, for once, it is refreshing to see a series based upon the 17th century instead of the always Middle Ages-Renaissance or Victorian Age that seems to be a constant (even if I love them).

I hope it won´t be dissapointing!
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:12 PM
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CANAL+ : PREPARES A HISTORICAL SERIES ON LOUIS XIV AND VERSAILLES

Canal+ : prepares a historical series on Louis XIV and Versailles | Vivendi Corporate
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BBC 2 will show the series but a date has not yet been announced yet.

BBC Two Enters ‘Versailles’ With Anglo-French Drama Pick-Up – Edinburgh | Deadline
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Old 09-05-2015, 05:09 PM
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Really looking forward to this!
I visited Versailles a couple of years ago and have always found it so fascinating.
It'd be wonderful to see a dramatization of life at the palace.
It's rare to see English programmes on the subject (I've only seen one English documentary on Versailles but that was a French doc. dubbed in English).
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A teaser:


And this video from Canal+ France twitter account has new images:
https://twitter.com/seriescanalplus/...13958088929281
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I recently watched all ten episodes of the first episodes and wrote a review for HRW. I read the first episode was broadcast on Belgian TV and that it was bought by BBC.

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Madeline Fontaine on Designing Costumes for French TV Series ‘Versailles’


Madeline Fontaine on Designing Costumes for French TV Series ‘Versailles’ – WWD
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I watched episode1 last night,I'm not sure about George Blagden as Loius XIV,he's still fresh in my mind as Brother Athelstan in the Vikings.

However I will give it a go!
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It's out on DVD. Rather expensive at the moment but hopefully the price will decrease.

Looking forward to watching it.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Versailles-...A3VO4T6QXFBMLK
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I don't want to rain on anybody's parade but the series goes between awful and rediculous. It is painful to watch. I understand some diversion from history, but this is just too much. Lot's of steamy sex scenes that are only a few steps away from pornography and lots of difficult looks in the camera and people going on and on about present day themes like equality for women, racial differences etc. Not the foremost issues in the 17th century and it doesn't make the series more credible. The story seems to be reduced to the struggle of Louis XIV and his brother. While in reality his brother was docile enough and the struggle was a generation before between Louis XIII and Gaston of Orleans.

I obviously didn't finish watching it. I wouldn't advice anybody to spend a penny or to waste a minute on it.
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Thanks for the review, Marengo. I will certainly bear that in mind before I attempt to buy it. I certainly don't want to fork out money for what seems to be another "The Tudors" type of drama.
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Filming began for the second series back in February

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This airs in the UK next week. Looking forward to it.
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Behind the scenes of Versailles: Can you spot the real palace?

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Hmm. It was a fact that Marie-Antoinette was short of cash; she didn't influence much.
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I don't want to rain on anybody's parade but the series goes between awful and rediculous. I obviously didn't finish watching it. I wouldn't advice anybody to spend a penny or to waste a minute on it.
I don't expect anyting else but sexed up and ridiculous...
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Versailles Season 2 started back on March 27th

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So how is Season 2 so far? I wonder when we'll get it in the US.
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