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Versailles: Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer

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Fall, which is my favorite time of the year, is officially upon us and this means it's time to break out the sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and play in the leaves. It also means that it's time to curl up on the couch and enjoy all of the new Fall television shows. One of the number one shows that everyone is talking about is Versailles on Ovation TV.

If you love a period piece like me, from Downton Abbey, Reign, to the Tudors, then Versailles is a must-add to your DVR list. Set in Europe during the 16 and 1700's, the highly buzzed about show explores King Louis XIV's reign in France and how he earned the monikers of Louis the Great and The Sun King.

Another reason to tune in is to see how Louis the Great navigates all of the drama inside and out of his precious palace walls. He's known to keep friends close and his enemies even closer, but in world full of decadence and deceit, it's hard to tell which one is which. He has a recluse Queen, a flamboyant brother, and an irresistible mistress, and that's just the tip of the ice berg of the plot's twists and turns.

Beyond the royal drama, sibling rivalries, and romantic trysts, I'll be watching Versailles religiously for the amazing style and wardrobe of the ladies of the palace. From corsets, bonnets, ball gowns, and jewels. The fashion of the

The premiere of Versailles is on Ovation TV at Saturday, October 1pm 10pm et/pt and I'll be live-tweeting using #Versailles and @OvationTV, be sure to join us live for your chance to win a $25 AmericanExpress card.

MEET THE CAST CHARACTERS:

KING LOUIS XIV
THE SUN KING
“The 28-year-old King of France travels to Versailles after the Fronde revolt, in order to build the world’s most opulent palace.”

PHILIPPE
LOUIS’ BROTHER
“Louis’ younger brother Philippe is a free spirit, an effeminate dandy and ferocious warrior.”

HENRIETTE
PHILIPPE’S SPOUSE
“Sister of King Charles II of England, Henriette is the wife of Philippe and the mistress of King Louis.”

MARIE-THÉRÈSE
THE QUEEN
“Originally from Spain, the Queen is an isolated character, using what others mistake for ignorance to hide her most intimate secrets.”

CHEVALIER
PHILIPPE’S LOVER
“Chevalier, Philippe’s male lover. Handsome as he is toxic. Petty and manipulative, he is the perfect conspirator.”

BONTEMPS
LOUIS’ FIRST VALET
“The warm and friendly valet of Versailles. A rich man who sleeps each night at the foot of his master’s bed.”

FABIEN
CHIEF OF LOUIS’ POLICE FORCE
"The leader of King Louis’ Stasi-like police force. Fabien is terrifying, and his chilling eyes catch everything.

MADAME DE MONTESPAN
THE COURT’S FEMME FATALE
“Madame de Montespan is witty, graceful and probably the most ambitious woman at the court of Versailles.”

BÉATRICE
CHEVALIER’S COUSIN
“Widow who schemes to get closer to her distant cousin, Chevalier, Béatrice is a secretive and manipulative woman.”

QUEEN ANNE OF AUSTRIA
THE QUEEN
“Though deceased, Anne of Austria lives on in Louis’ memories. It’s like having Machiavelli on his shoulder.”

At 28, King Louis XIV of France commissions Versailles, the most beautiful palace in Europe, which serves was 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.”


About Ovation
Ovation is an independent television and digital media company dedicated to celebrating and supporting all forms of arts and culture. Ovation TV, selectively curates and airs arts-related series, specials, documentaries and films. We also offer viewers an exciting lineup of Ovation original productions.

Ovation TV is available to nearly 50M subscribers via cable, satellite and telco systems, including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse, Charter Communications, Bright House Networks, and many other smaller providers and is offered in both standard and high definition, as well as on VOD.

Ovation champions artists through Ovation Digital Arts, a unique artist community dedicated to supporting and helping talented YouTube creators grow their brands and businesses.

Through The Ovation Foundation, the company is committed to advocating for the arts, nationally and locally, and has provided more than $15M in contributions and in kind support to arts institutions and arts education. You can follow Ovation on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and OvationTV.com.

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