French period drama Versailles – which has already drawn the scorn of certain right wing media outlets – will receive its UK premiere on BBC Two on Wednesday June 1st at 9:30pm, it has been announced.
From Spooks creator David Wolstencroft and Simon Mirren, Versailles, toplined by Vikings star George Blagden, is set in 1667 and tells the story King Louis XIV, a 28 year-old monarch on the cusp of greatness. A 17th century rock star and an utterly ruthless leader, he will stop at nothing to seize control of France and his enemies – and his weapon is the construction of a new seat of power and authority – the most beautiful palace in Europe and a symbol of absolute monarchy: Versailles. Eamon Hardy executive produces for the BBC.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.