You might call the palace at Versailles history’s ultimate splurge, and on October 1 an epic costume drama about its origins makes its U.S. premiere on the Ovation network (after becoming a hit in France, Canada and Britain).
The year is 1667 and the King Louis XIV has commissioned the building of the most beautiful palace in all of Europe — in a Machiavellian political move that will allow him to keep his friends close and his enemies closer. As members of the French nobility begin to see Versailles as a sort of well-appointed prison, the royal court becomes a seething mass of secrets, lies and political maneuvering. ovationtv.com/versailles
Last modified: July 28, 2017