The scale of Game of Thrones meeting the sauciness of The Tudors, the French Broadcaster Canal Plus’ historical drama surrounding the young Sun King Louis XIV Versailles is due to finally reach UK screens, beginning on BBC Two next month as France makes its latest bid for international TV success.


Removing the veneer of the old monarch in tights, British writers David Wolstencroft and Simon Mirren focus on the sex, violence, and intrigue in his court – the King in his 20s, just as he decides to build the Palace of Versailles, and move the whole court from Paris.



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