[09/28/22 - 10:46 AM] Video: "Dangerous Liaisons" - Official Trailer - Starz "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.
[via press release from Starz]
IT'S NOT LOVE... IT'S WAR. STARZ RELEASES TRAILER AND KEY ART FOR SEDUCTIVE NEW DRAMA "DANGEROUS LIAISONS"
A BOLD AND MODERN NEW PRELUDE TO THE CLASSIC STORY
"DANGEROUS LIAISONS" PREMIERES SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6 ON STARZ
Santa Monica, Calif. -
STARZ released today the trailer and key art for "Dangerous Liaisons," the seductive new drama featuring the iconic literary lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil (played by Alice Englert) and the Vicomte de Valmont (played by Nicholas Denton). Travel back to 1700s Paris to see how Merteuil and Valmont came to be in this bold prelude to this classic story that oscillates between love and war. The beginnings of these two infamous characters will use anything in their power to navigate a world of seduction and deception and to get what they need to survive. STARZ previously announced that the series is set to premiere Sunday, November 6 at midnight on the STARZ app, all STARZ streaming, and on-demand platforms and internationally on the STARZPLAY premium streaming platform across Europe, Latin America and Japan. On linear, it will debut on **STARZ at 9:00 PM ET/PT in the U.S. and Canada. **
About Dangerous Liaisons
"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.
The series is produced for STARZ by Playground and Flame Ventures in association with Lionsgate Television. It was created and written by Harriet Warner, who also serves as showrunner and executive producer. In addition to Warner, Colin Callender (Playground), Tony Krantz (Flame Ventures), Scott Huff, Bethan Jones, and Christopher Hampton also serve as executive producers. Barney Reisz serves as producer. In addition to Englert, Denton, and Manville, the series stars Kosar Ali as Victoire, Carice van Houten as Jacqueline de Montrachet, Hilton Pelser as Gabriel Carrè, Fisayo Akinade as Chevalier de Saint-Jacques, Michael McElhatton as Jean de Merteuil, Nathanael Saleh as Azolan, Colette Dalal Tchantcho as Ondine de Valmont, Hakeem Kae-Kazim as Majordome, and Tom Wlaschiha as Henri de Montrachet.
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STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company, is a leading global media streaming platform committed to delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. STARZ is home to the highly-rated and first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the flagship domestic STARZ(R) service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels, and the associated on-demand and online services. In 2018, STARZ launched its STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform to provide subscribers access to the "best of global SVOD." STARZPLAY, coupled with its STARZPLAY ARABIA joint venture, has expanded its global footprint into more than 60 countries throughout Europe and Latin America along with Canada, Japan, India and Indonesia. STARZ and STARZPLAY are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. In February 2021, STARZ launched #TakeTheLead, a multi-faceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and throughout the company.
Playground is a New York and London-based television, film and theatre production company founded in 2012 by Emmy award- winning producer Colin Callender. Playground has produced over 100 hours of primetime television drama garnering 16 Emmy nominations, 26 BAFTA nominations, and 12 Golden Globe nominations, including winning a BAFTA and a Golden Globe for Best Miniseries. Recent productions include the Golden Globe and BAFTA winning Wolf Hall for BBC and Masterpiece on PBS, The White Princess for Starz, Howards End for BBC and Starz, King Lear with Anthony Hopkins for BBC and Amazon, The Spanish Princess for Starz, and three seasons of the critically acclaimed All Creatures Great and Small for Channel 5 and Masterpiece on PBS. Upcoming series include The Undeclared War with Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance for Channel 4 and Peacock and Dangerous Liaisons for Starz and Lionsgate.
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