The series is very sumptuous in the production company's choice of locations and costumes. The drama is part historical truth, part fiction. The same goes for the characters, some are historical, such as the king, his wife, his mistresses and his brother but some characters are fictional and are included for dramatic purposes.
|Louis XIV, Le Roi Soleil, played by George Blagden|
|His brother Philippe, played by Alex Vlahos|
|(l to r) The Queen Marie-Therese(Elisa Lasowski), the King and the two principle mistresses Mme Montespan (Anna Brewster) and Henriette (played by Noémie Schmidt)|
|The baddies, both fictional, played by Pip Torrens and Anatole Taubman|
|Alex Vlahos and George Blagden in mufti|