La7 will broadcast on Saturday, October 9 the period drama Versailles in prime time.
The series originally broadcast by Canal + is produced by Capa Drama, Banijay Studios France, Entre Chien et Loup Coproduced by RTBF (Télévision Belge), Proximus and Zodiak Belgium With the support of Centre National de la Cinématographie, Région Ile-de-France, Creative Europe – Media Programme of the European Union, Wallimage (Wallonie), Screen Flanders, Belgian Federal Government’s Tax shelter programme, Casa Kafka Pictures – Belfius With the participation of the City of Versailles and the Château de Versailles.
The story is set in 1667. King Louis XIV of France is 28 and finally in sole command of his kingdom. Haunted by childhood memories of a bitter coup against his father, he commissions the most beautiful palace in Europe, Versailles. The nobles crave entry to this lavish château, not realising that its purpose is to imprison and control them. One of Louis’ prime targets is his younger brother, Monsieur, an effeminate dandy and formidable warrior. The court is also a battleground for love as Louis’ queen, Marie Therese, fights to tame his wandering eye. Can she win back his heart from his mistress, the sister of the King of England?