DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that about Versailles' wardrobe department consists of thirty people? It includes the show's lead designer Madeline Fontaine, her auxiliary design team, stitchers, and fitters. According to Fontaine, the production required about a hundred costumes for the main cast members alone. On the other hand, there was about 200 mass-produced costume for the background actors. Each piece of clothing required about ten meters of varied fabric, for both men or women. There's no doubt why more or less 12% of the production's budget went to the art and costume department. And as of 2015, Versailles became the most expensive TV show produced in France - ever.
Despite being French-financed series, the series was in the English language. Many French critics felt that the shooting the show in English would "dumb down" the story. Versailles took five years in the pre-production phase before the first sequence was shot. Its pilot season was set in the year 1667, while the second one took place four years later. Even though the premiere of the historical drama was not yet aired, season 2 of the TV show was already ordered. Seems interesting huh? You can watch Versailles season 2 online on various streaming sites now. One thing is for sure here though: Versailles is on Netflix. Watch now and see why this TV series became a hit.