MIPCOM: BBC Two, Amazon Back for Second Season of 'Versailles'
Season 2 of Canal Plus' France-set costume drama, starring George Blagden as the Sun King, will premiere next year.
BBC Two is on board for a new season of sex, scandal and French-flavored political intrigue, as the U.K. network has ordered a second season of Versailles, Canal Plus' rowdy, Tudors-esque series about the early reign of The Sun King, Louis XIV.
Amazon Prime will take streaming rights for the series in the U.K., and Zodiak Rights, which is handling international sales for the show, said it has closed deals across Europe for season two, including with pay TV group C More for Scandinavia, Movistar+ for Spain and RTP1 for Portugal. DirectTV nabbed Latin American rights for Versailles, and Universal has a worldwide pan-entertainment deal for the show.
Zodiak is unveiling the second season of Versailles to international buyers this week at TV market MIPCOM in Cannes.
The series stars George Blagden (Vikings) as Louis XIV and also features Alexander Vlahos and Anna Brewster.
The first 10-episode season of Versailles was a hit in France, where it premiered to record ratings on pay TV channel Canal Plus. Zodiak sold season one to more than 135 countries worldwide. In the U.S., the first season of the show went out on Ovation.