Monday, April 23, 2018

ROYAL SPOTLIGHT ON THE FINAL SEASON OF 'VERSAILLES' EPIC TV SERIES WITH GEORGE BLAGDEN, ALEXANDER VLAHOS! CHARACTER PHOTOS!

'VERSAILLES' FINAL SEASON 
FAREWELL TO FRENCH COURT!
It's the saddest and the happiest of news, spylings! New season of French English language epic saga VERSAILLES is finally arriving to Canal + next
The third and also final season arrives tomorrow in France!
week, Monday, April 23rd, but it is, alas, the final season as well! After three years, Louis XIV's royal court is closing its gates on us. I can't say I didn't
George Blagden is again King Louis XIV the Sun King of France
predict it, although fun at times, the series never really became an opulent historical saga it could have been, opting to fill its second season with
The final season will see Louis becoming a crazy absolutist.
mediocre court intrigues, unnecessary mysticism and lack of dynamics and splendour turning it into a doomed snoozefest which tried to save its ratings
Judging from the photos the final season will be more opulent!
with full naked ladies. Hope the third season finishes the whole affair in a dignified style! The final season arrives on Ovation in USA in October and June 4th in UK on BBC2.

THE END OF A REIGN, THE BEGINNING OF A LEGEND
Louis has settled the Poison Affair and won the war against Holland. Nothing seems to be able to thwart his ambitions: to expand his empire and impose his
Royal brothers Philippe and Louis will meet another brother under Iron Mask?
power on the whole of Europe. But his dreams have a cost, the people are tired of paying and revolts are roaring... At VERSAILLES too, new challenges
Rory Keenan stars as Holy Roman Emperor Leopold
await Louis. Maintenon, his new favorite, leads him into an absolutist assertion which is not without causing considerable dissension in the Court.
Matthew McNulty, who is no stranger to Epic series, is new cast member
Gradually, Louis no longer tolerates any dissent, be it his people, Protestants, or the Pope himself. Yet a threat hangs over Louis, in the form of a mysterious prisoner concealed behind a mask ...

KING LOUIS XIV OF FRANCE
Played by George Blagden. Between the arrival of Leopold, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, and that of Cardinal Leto, representing the Vatican, Louis is largely occupied by the control of Europe, while in Paris, the people are becoming irritated by taxes.

DUKE PHILIPPE D'ORLEANS
King's brother is played by Alexander Vlahos. He tries to unravel the mystery of a masked man, The Iron Mask, whose existence threatens the very foundations of the Monarchy. His secret could question the legitimacy of Louis and Philippe. Who is he ? How to silence it?
QUEEN MARIE THERESE
Louis' wife is played by Elisa Lasowski. Sister-in-law of Emperor Leopold, Marie Thérèse succumbs to his charms and goes to support her lover rather than her husband. A very dangerous game.

 FABIEN MARCHAL
The king's security expert is played by amazing Tygh Runyan. Fabien's loyalty will be put to the test. He's troubled by Sophie's return to Versailles.
MADAME DE MAINTENON
King's new lover is played by Catherine Walker. After the dismissal of slutty Madame de Montespan's from the court, Maintenon became Louis's favorite. But despite the many solicitations of the King, she refuses him.

PRINCESS PALATINE
Duchess of Orleans is played by Jessica Clark. A fierce opponent of Maintenon, who removed her newborn baby to send her to royal nurseries in Paris, she will contribute to the reconciliation of Philippe and his idiotic and egotistic lover Chevalier (played by Evan Williams above) and finally reform their scandalous “ménage à trois”. 

8 comments:

  1. They were, alas, all too early for the guillotine.

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  2. I'm going to watch Canal + on monday...of course!

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    1. I will wait for the English version :) You still haven't taught me French after all these years :PP

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  3. Sorry to hear it's the end. 3 season seems awful short, but if they went off course and did the cheap nude ladies to try to wheel viewers back in, I can't say it surprises me they tanked after such a short run.

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    1. I think it is a natural end with Louis ending the building of Versailles and the writers really weren't creative enough to make it last longer. It was nice, though, hope Canal Plus makes some new epic series after this, maybe on Carlo Magna

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    2. Now that you've put the request on in the universe, I am sure it will be granted ;)

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    3. Not that universe ever listens to moi :(

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