Ovation’s just unveiled a short trailer for the upcoming third – and final – season of the period drama, Versailles. The new season will premiere on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT.
The cast of season three is led by George Blagden as Louis XIV and includes Catherine Walker as Madame de Maintenon, Elisa Lasowski as Queen Marie-Thérèse, Rory Keenan as Leopold, and Alexander Vlahos as Prince Philippe.
The Season 3 Plot: In Versailles Season 3, nothing can thwart King Louis XIV’s ambitions. He has settled the Affair of the Poisons and won the war against Holland. Now he aims to expand his empire and impose his power on all of Europe.
But his dreams come with a cost. The people are tired of paying taxes and resistance is growing. Maintenon, his new favorite, grows in influence and power within the Court. Louis becomes more dogmatic. He refuses to tolerate any disagreement, whether from his people, the Protestants or the Pope himself. And yet, a threat looms in the background. This shadow hanging over Louis is in the form of a mysterious man hiding behind an iron mask.
A Look Back at Season 1: At 28, King Louis XIV of France commissions Versailles, the most beautiful palace in Europe, which serves as the King’s gilded prison – keeping his friends close and enemies closer. Enter a world of untold wealth, power, and passion. Where love and lust are just a heartbeat away from deceit and betrayal. Experience Versailles in all its brutal glory.
And Season 2: In Season 2 of Versailles, we witness the dark underbelly of power as King Louis XIV sees the dream of his grand Versailles palace crumbling before his eyes. Most of France’s eminent lords and ladies now live under the Sun King’s roof. Drugs, gambling, and alcohol are rampant, as nobles begin to poison each other in order to get closer to the King and climb up the social ladder.