Dangerous Liaisons: release date, cast, plot, season 2 renewal and everything we know about the Starz series

Alice Englert and Nicholas Denton in Dangerous Liaisons
Alice Englert and Nicholas Denton in Dangerous Liaisons (Image credit: Starz)

Dangerous Liaisons is the Starz adaptation of Laclos’ incendiary 1782 novel, Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Set in pre-Revolutionary France, the story follows the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicompte de Valmont as they meet, become lovers and are forced to navigate the increasingly complex layers of society in the treacherous days leading up to the Revolution. 

The new series is the latest period drama heading to STARZ, which is home to Outlander and its new offering, The Serpent Queen.

Dangerous Liaisons was picked up for a second season ahead of its series premiere in a tremendous show of support from Starz. "Dangerous Liaisons’ is addictive, provocative and beautifully rendered," said Kathryn Busby, President, Original Programming at STARZ, in a press release. "This prelude to the famed 18th century novel illuminates pre-revolution Paris at its most decadent. We are confident that by the end of season one viewers will be craving more scheming and seduction." 
 
"We’re greatly appreciative to STARZ and Lionsgate for their ongoing support of the show. We’re very excited to share Harriet Warner’s brilliant vision for season two, which will see our world expand and the relationships between our characters deepen in thrilling, dangerous new ways," said executive producer Colin Callender.

Here’s everything we know about Dangerous Liaisons

How to watch Dangerous Liaisons

Dangerous Liaisons airs on Sundays at 8 pm ET. New episodes are also available to Lionsgate Plus subscribers. The next new episode airs Sunday, November 13, and is titled "Conquer or Die."

Here's the episode description: "Camille's new future hangs in the balance, and a face from the past triggers a long-buried need for revenge."

Dangerous Liaisons episode guide:

Dangerous Liaisons season 1 episode 1: "Love or Die"
Airdate: November 6, 2022
"Young couple Camille and Valmont are fighting for a better life when they find themselves at war with each other."

Dangerous Liaisons on Starz release date 

Dangerous Liaisons premiered on November 6 in the US and on November 7 in the UK. As a Starz exclusive, US viewers will need a Starz subscription and UK viewers will need a subscription to Lionsgate Plus.  

Dangerous Liaisons on Starz cast 

Alice Englert and Nicholas Denton lead an all-star cast that includes several Game of Thrones alum. Notably, almost the entire cast has experience in theater, which will no doubt come in handy in a period production of this scale. 

  • Alice Englert (Ratched) as Camille 
  • Nicholas Denton (Glitch) as Pascal Valmont 
  • Kosar Ali (Rocks) as Victoire 
  • Nathanael Saleh (Mary Poppins Returns) as Azolan 
  • Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Hotel Rwanda) as Majordome 
  • Michael McEelhatton (The Last Duel) as Jean de Merteuil 
  • Lesley Manville (The Crown) as Genevieve de Merteuil 
  • Hilton Pelser (Moffie) as Gabriel Carrè 
  • Carice Van Houten (Game of Thrones) as Jacqueline de Montrachet 
  • Mia Threapleton (A Little Chaos) as Rose 
  • Paloma Faith (The Voice UK) as Florence de Regnier 
  • Colette Dalal Tchantcho (The Witcher) as Ondine de Valmont 
  • Maria Friedman (EastEnders) as Madame de Berthe 
  • Fisayo Akinade (Romeo and Juliet (2021)) as Chevalier de Saint-Jacques 
  • Tom Wlaschiha (Game of Thrones) as Henri de Montrachet 
  • Clare Higgins (Hellraiser) as Madame Jericho 

Dangerous Liaisons on Starz plot 

Here’s the description of Dangerous Liaisons season 1 from 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. This modern take on a classic story gives audiences a chance to experience wonder and terror, beauty and degradation, seduction and deception in pre-revolutionary Paris. Driven to right the wrongs of their past, we follow the couple as they rise from the slums of Paris and scale the heights of the French aristocracy. Their survival depends on their skills of seduction and manipulation of not only the French nobility but of each other. It’s not love... it’s war. Alice Englert and Nicholas Denton will portray the notorious lovers: Camille who is taken in by the current Marquise de Merteuil (played by Lesley Manville) and Valmont who will stop at nothing to regain his title that was recently taken from him. 

“The new STARZ Original Series is executive produced by Playground’s Colin Callender, Tony Krantz for Flame Ventures, Harriet Warner, Bethan Jones, Scott Huff and Christopher Hampton. Barney Reisz serves as producer.”

Is there a trailer for Dangerous Liaisons on Starz? 

The trailer for Dangerous Liaisons immediately transports you into the lavish world of pre-Revolutionary France. This stylish adaptation of the Laclos classic is visually stunning and equally compelling. 

How to watch Dangerous Liaisons on Starz

Dangerous Liaisons will air exclusively on Starz in the US on November 6. You can subscribe to Starz through your cable provider, or you can subscribe directly to Starz and access it through a service like Roku. You can also subscribe to and access Starz through Hulu, Prime Video or Apple TV

UK viewers will be able to tune in on November 7 through Lionsgate Plus, formerly known as STARZPLAY. Lionsgate Plus is available in the UK through direct subscription, Prime Video Channels, Apple TV and Virgin TV.  

Sarabeth Pollock
Editorial Content Producer

 

Sarabeth joined the Watch to Watch team in May 2022. An avid TV and movie fan, her perennial favorites are The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, true crime documentaries on Netflix and anything from Passionflix. You’ve Got Mail, Ocean's Eleven and Signs are movies that she can watch all day long.  


When she's not working, Sarabeth hosts a podcast dedicated to books and interviews with authors and actors. She’s also very close to realizing her lifelong dream of publishing a novel.