In a preview for Dangerous Liaisons, a new romantic drama on STARZ, things get hot and heavy. The series will serve as a chronology of the days before the events in the famous Pierre Choderlos de Laclos novel, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, published in 1782. Numerous interpretations of Laclos’ timeless tale of trickery and seduction have been made over the years. (www.tvacute.com) Here’s everything viewers need to know about Dangerous Liaisons.
Starz also revealed that the lust-filled romance will premiere on November 6, 2022, and that a new episode will air every Sunday after that. If you prefer to stream, new episodes will be available each week on Sunday at midnight on the STARZ app.
The teaser opens by giving viewers a glimpse of the background of the main protagonists and lovers Camille (Alice Englert) and Valmont while transporting them to the 18th century (Nicholas Denton). The two’s connection immediately becomes heated, with passions rising and intensity burning. But when Camille works to advance in society after being provided a roof over her head by Marquise de Merteuil (Lesley Manville), their love games only grow shadier and more ominous.
Along with the trailer and the release date information, the production also unveiled a series of images of the main characters dressed to the nines in historical garb. The images show Jacqueline de Montrachet, a noblewoman, and Victoire, Camille’s best friend and ally, as well as the roles played by Englert, Denton, and Manville (Carice Van Houten).
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“Dangerous Liaisons” Plot
“Dangerous Liaisons” is a bold prelude of Laclos’ classic 18th century novel focusing on the origin story of how his iconic characters, the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, 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. Alice Englert and Nicholas Denton portray the notorious lovers: Camille who is taken in by the current Marquise de Merteuil (played by 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. It’s not love… it’s war.