THE ADVENTURES OF YOUNG VOLTAIRE SERIES WELCOMES
U TO 18TH CENTURY FRANCE
I announced this one back in January when I did our planetary famous spotlight on all the epic series we can expect this year, but ADVENTURES
OF YOUNG VOLTAIRE (Les aventures du jeune Voltaire) have aired in France in the meantime, back in late February, so here is the trailer for you to see what you missed. Thomas Soliveres plays famous philosopher and writer in his younger days while Bernard Le Coq plays the older version. Most of the four episode series was shot in Château de Chantilly!
|Voltaire aired at France 2 back in February|
The story of young Voltaire
How does one become Voltaire? The giant of Thought, the master of Blasphemy, whose battles will give birth to the French Revolution? This is the subject of this mini-series. People of France know a lot about the venerable philosopher, a
refugee in Ferney, but they don't know much
about the young man he was. Commoner, the future Voltaire will shake up
all the social and religious conventions of his time. Put in Bastille
twice, exiled in England,
historiographer of Louis XV, hated by the
Court of France, millionaire at 40 thanks to speculation. Voltaire wants
everything: glory, women and money!
|The series had to stop shooting during corona outbreak|
|Thomas Soliveres plays the famous philosopher in his youth|