DANGEROUS LIAISONS SERIES
THIS ISN'T LOVE! IT'S WAR
|The show starts November 6th on Starz
DANGEROUS LIAISONS IS
actually not a direct adaptation but a prelude of Laclos’ classic 18th-century novel focusing on the origin story of how his iconic characters, the Marquise de Merteuil (the godawful Alice Englert) and the Vicomte de Valmont (Nicholas Denton), met as passionate young lovers in Paris on the eve of the revolution. This modern take on a classic story takes audiences through wonder and terror, beauty and degradation, seduction and deception in pre-revolutionary Paris. Driven to right the wrongs of their past, the young couple’s survival depends on their skills of seduction and manipulation of not only the French nobility but of each other. The current Marquise de Merteuil (Lesley Manville) navigates her own path in a world of men, using the power of secrets to take back control, and Valmont who will stop at nothing to regain his title that was recently taken from him. Their on- again off-again love story is the heart of the series
WHO ELSE IS IN DANGER?
The new series which will air its eight episodes weekly from November 6th and streaming on Starz app and Hulu, will also star Kosar Ali who brings in the forced diversity element as Victoire, Camille’s best friend and partner in crime; Carice van Houten as Jacqueline de Montrachet, a pious noblewoman with a mysterious connection to our heroine; and Paloma Faith as the fiery Florence de Regnier, a stalwart of the French court. Hilton Pelser, Fisayo Akinade, Michael McElhatton, Nathanael Saleh, Colette Dalal Tchantcho, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, and Tom Wlaschiha also appear in the series shot lat year in Czech republic.