There are always so many new things popping up and new shows that we are looking at. Starz has so many great shows and I have to admit that even though I am not the biggest fan of Alice Englert’s acting, I am ready for that opinion to change with Dangerous Liaisons.
Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures) and Nicholas Denton (Glitch) have been cast as the notorious lovers Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont in Starz reimagining of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ classic 18th century novel.
And I have to admit that I can’t wait for this one.
If you aren’t familiar with the story, here’s what the shows take on it will be, ” Marquise de Merteuil (Englert) and the Vicomte de Valmont (Denton) meet as passionate young lovers in Paris on the eve of revolution. Driven to right the wrongs of their past, the couple rises from the slums of Paris and scales the heights of the French aristocracy, seducing and manipulating both the nobility and each other to survive.”
Marquise de Merteuil is a beautiful woman with a mysterious past ready to punish the aristocrats that led to her ruin. Vicomte de Valmont is driven to regain the status and title that was stolen from him after his fathers death.
And hey, you know what they say about people who have nothing left to lose.
Starz’s Dangerous Liaisons, “is the story of a young woman who negotiates love, sex, class and power to navigate an oppressive, unjust establishment on the brink of collapse,” was created and written by Harriet Warner.
The drama is currently in pre-production in the Czech Republic. Leonora Lonsdale (Beast) has been set as director for the first four episodes of the season.
What do you think? Will you watch?