In Season 2, King Louis XIV sees the dream of his grand Versailles palace crumbling before his eyes. With phase one of the spectacular palace’s build complete, most of France’s eminent lords and ladies now live under the Sun King’s roof – however, they’re locked in a vicious battle for supremacy.
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. Blinded by his passion for his mistress, Montespan, Louis refuses to listen to the advice of the church and his closest advisors. Surrounded by darkness and depravity and in a desperate attempt to escape, he leaves the battleground of Versailles to wage war against another enemy; his nemesis, William of Orange. But will the frontline serve as his path back to light and redemption, and ultimately save his vision of Versailles?
Starring George Blagden (Vikings, Les Misérables), Anna Brewster (The Tudors), Lizzie Brocheré (American Horror Story: Asylum), Maddison Jaizani (Into The Badlands), Pip Torrens (The Crown), Alexander Vlahos (Merlin) and Stuart Bowman (Doctors).