All Hail the Sun King. The Versailles TV show has been renewed for a second season on BBC Two. A historical drama series, Versailles stars George Blagden stars as King Louis XIV of France. The cast also includes Alexander Vlahos, Anna Brewster, Tygh Runyan, Stuart Bowman, Evan Williams, and Noémie Schmidt.
Simon Mirren, David Wolstencroft, Claude Chelli, and Anne Thomopoulos executive produce. In the US, season one of Versailles premiered October 1st and airs Saturday nights, on Ovation. If the cable channel or another outlet picks up Versailles season two, we will let you know.
BBC Two will be back for a new season of sex, scandal and French-flavored political intrigue. The U.K. network has ordered the second season of Versailles, Canal Plus’ rowdy, Tudors-esque TV series about the early reign of The Sun King Louis XIV.
Amazon Prime will take streaming rights for the series in the U.K., and Zodiak Rights, which is handling international sales for the show, said it has closed deals across Europe for season 2, including with pay TV group C More for Scandinavia, Movistar+ for Spain and RTP1 for Portugal. DirectTV nabbed Latin American rights for Versailles, and Universal has a worldwide pan-entertainment deal for the show.
Zodiak is unveiling the second season of Versailles to international buyers at TV market MIPCOM in Cannes this week.
Here is more on Versailles from Ovation:
Set against a backdrop of power, love, betrayal and war, Versailles is a unique take on a defining period of French history. The year is 1667 and King Louis XIV, portrayed by George Blagden (Vikings), is a 28-year-old monarch on the cusp of greatness. A ruthless leader, he will stop at nothing to achieve his vision of creating the most beautiful palace in Europe and seizing absolute control of France and his enemies.
What do you think? Have you watched the first season of the Versailles TV series? Do you plan to tune in for season two of Versailles on BBC Two?