Although their recent Spanish Princess was a deeply embarrassing and painful affair, Starz is sticking to costume drama with a TV series adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS based on Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ 18th Century novel! Harriet Warner(The Alienist, Call the Midwife) will write and executive produce!
TO BECOME SERIES AT STARZ
As ‘Deadline’ reports, it will follow the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, two narcissistic rivals and ex-lovers who use seduction to control and exploit others. It explores the world of the French aristocracy shortly before the French revolution. The series will tell the origin story of the early years of both characters when they meet as passionate young lovers in the slums of 18th century Paris. It will be told from the perspective of Merteuil! The sweeping, sexy and expensive eight part series will shoot in Czech Republic.