OVATION TV BASKS IN THE GLORY OF VERSAILLES ONE LAST TIME

August 15, 2018

The Third and Final Season Launches Saturday, October 6

Los Angeles, CA: Ovation, America’s only arts network, is proud to present the third and final season of the acclaimed drama series Versailles. Starring George Blagden (Black Mirror, Vikings), the returning series takes the period genre to new dimensions, focusing on the art and culture, greed and deception, sex and politics, and duplicity and murder that all collided in the court of Louis XIV. Season Three of Versailles will debut on Saturday, October 6th at 10pm ET / 7pm PT.

In Season Three, Louis XIV (George Blagden) resolves to regain control of his own life, his precious Versailles, and France itself. But rebellion is in the air and new challenges are brewing inside Versailles, as well as outside. Emboldened by his new favorite mistress, Madame de Maintenon (Catherine Walker), he won’t relent in his quest for absolute power, convinced of his own divine powers. Meanwhile, Queen Marie-Thérèse (Elisa Lasowski) becomes intimate with her cousin, Louis’ archenemy Leopold (Rory Keenan), and Prince Philippe (Alexander Vlahos) suspects his brother is hiding a dark secret that only a mysterious prisoner in an iron mask can corroborate. The series also stars Evan Williams, Tygh Runyan, Maddison Jaizani, Jessica Clark, Stuart Bowman and Anna Brewster.

Here are your episode-by-episode highlights from the upcoming season:

  • 301 – “Smoke and Mirrors” – Saturday, October 6 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT

Louis (George Blagden) welcomes a defeated royal relative to the palace, but with unforeseen personal consequences. Philippe (Alexander Vlahos) stumbles upon a mystery man. Madame de Montespan (Anna Brewster) finds how to hurt a former friend, the King’s prim companion Francois de Maintenon (Catherine Walker).

  • 302 – “Trust Issues” – Saturday, October 13 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT

Little can be taken at face value as Louis (George Blagden) negotiates with Leopold (Rory Keenan) over Spain, the Bastille governor has a sorry tale for Philippe (Alexander Vlahos) and Sophie (Maddison Jaizani) surprises Marchal (Tygh Runyan).

  • 303 – “Truth Will Out” – Saturday, October 20 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT

A betrayal by one of the women closest to the King has unforeseen consequences, while a graphic revelation results in a fall from grace for another. Philippe (Alexander Vlahos) gets dangerously close to the mystery prisoner. Reprisals against the protesters in Paris place Fabien Marchal (Tygh Runyan) in peril.

  • 304 – “Crime and Punishment” – Saturday, October 27 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT

Seeking retribution, Louis (George Blagden) lashes out at the Parisian rebels though Philippe (Alexander Vlahos) urges a more reasoned response. Word from Spain casts doubt on Marie-Therese (Elisa Lasowski)’s intentions. Sophie (Maddison Jaizani)’s loyalties are tested.

  • 305 – “The Afterlife” – Saturday, November 3 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT

Can Louis (George Blagden)’s longed-for loving touch help the ailing Queen (Elisa Lasowski)? An engraved blade holds a clue to who Philippe (Alexander Vlahos) has antagonized. Jeanne (Jenny Platt) challenges her brother (Matthew McNulty)’s business-minded betrayal.

  • 306 – “The Wheel of Fortune” – Saturday, November 10 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT

Louis (George Blagden) hopes diplomacy will hide his duplicity as he works to undermine Leopold (Rory Keenan) while winning over severe Cardinal Leto (Ken Bones). Marchal (Tygh Runyan) helps Philippe (Alexander Vlahos) learn a family secret, and is troubled by a command from the King.

  • 307 – “The Book of Revelations” – Saturday, November 17 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT

Has Louis (George Blagden) finally learned the identity of the man in the iron mask? Cardinal Leto (Ken Bones) is still determined to use his knowledge against the King. Fabien Marchal (Tygh Runyan) is in pursuit of fugitive Sophie (Maddison Jaizani) and the young woman he must kill.

  • 308 – “Of Gods and Men” – Saturday, November 24 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT

Suffering an identity crisis, Louis (George Blagden) gets moody, unable to reveal the reason. Jeanne (Jenny Platt)’s protest pamphlets in Paris bring reprisals led by Marchal (Tygh Runyan).

  • 309 – “The Tinderbox” – Saturday, December 1 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT

His resolve reinforced, Louis (George Blagden) is dismissive of the pain his plans will cause others, be they Philippe (Alexander Vlahos) or Protestants of all classes. Cardinal Leto (Ken Bones) is confident of making the King marry Isabella of Portugal (Benedita Pereira).

  • 310 – “The Legacy” – Saturday, December 8 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT

Looking to the future, King Louis XIV (George Blagden) seeks to reconnect with his people and reconcile his family. As some oppressed Parisians plan a violent welcome for Louis, has one of his friends become a foe?

Additionally, Ovation will be airing all ten episodes of Versailles season one on Saturday, September 22, from 12pm ET to 10pm ET. Then, on Saturday, September 29, also from 12pm ET to 10pm ET, Ovation will air all ten episodes of Versailles season two. All episodes will also be available on VOD.

For more information and to view the trailer, visit http://www.ovationtv.com/versailles.