The sumptuous period drama depicting the decadent and turbulent early reign of Louis XIV (George Blagden) returns for a new 10 episode run on BBC Two with fresh challenges for the King and his court at Versailles, where the personal and the political are inextricably linked.
A high-profile poisoning leaves a coveted vacancy, while pregnant Madame de Montespan (Anna Brewster) exercises her influence at every opportunity. Is someone out to eclipse the Sun King?
Widower Philippe (Alexander Vlahos), as Louis’ brother, cannot be allowed to remain single, though his exiled lover Chevalier (Evan Williams) has been allowed home – so a new marriage must be arranged.
Meanwhile, the King recruits a writer to chronicle the glories of his reign.
Versailles Series Return Episode 1 (of 10) airs on Friday 21 April 2017 from 9.30pm-10.30pm on BBC Two