Versailles season 2 ordered by BBC
The second season of French-set period drama Versailles has been ordered by the BBC.
The season of the historical drama series charted the early reign of French king Louis XIV and was hugely popular due to its mix of political intrigue, scandal and authentic surroundings.
Versailles was filmed on location in France, with the Palace of Versailles, the Château de Pierrefonds and many other castles being used for filming.
The show was produced by French company Canal Plus, which will once again take the reigns for the second season.
The show was also a hit in its native France, where it premiered to record ratings for the Canal Plus channel.
The cast of the first season is expected to return for the second, including George Blagden as King Louis, Alexander Vlahos, Anna Brewster and Tygh Runyan.
Versailles saw King Louis move his court from Paris to his father's hunting lodge in Versailles during its first season, with the second season set to continue the story.
King Louis XIV is still Europe's longest-reigning monarch with 72 years on the throne, meaning that there's plenty of material to use for further seasons of the show.
Versailles season 2 is due to air next year on BBC Two, but the BBC has not yet issued when it would begin.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter