The new French TV-series, filmed for the Netflix streaming service, offers us a slightly different perspective on the French Revolution.

Imagine that everything happened a little differently from what was described in the history books.

The French king Louis XVI infected the representatives of the noble families with a strange disease: the infected became bloodthirsty and almost invulnerable while retaining, however, reason. Also, their blood changed its color. Now a light blue liquid is running through their veins, fully justifying the “blue blood” expression.

The nobles are furious, making the situation even more dangerous, and they start the chain of events, which will soon plunge the empire into chaos.

Interesting Facts

  • The whole season of La Révolution TV-series was released on October 16, 2020, on Netflix. The TV bosses have not yet discussed whether the series will have a sequel, but the finale hints at a possible second season.
  • One of the main characters in the series is the physician Joseph Guillotin, who lived at the end of the 18th century. Guillotin was a revolutionary and even was a member of the French National Constituent Assembly. Joseph was the one who proposed using the guillotine for execution as a humane alternative to hanging, quartering, or burning. Even though he did not invent this deadly device, the guillotine was named after him. It is interesting that the descendants of Guillotin later changed their surname.
  • La Révolution TV-series offers its own version of the French flag invention. In fact the blue color on the flag is associated with Saint Martin, the Christian patron saint of France.


This is a French-made historical fiction TV-series.

The premiere of the first season of the La Révolution TV-series took place on October 16, 2020, on the Netflix streaming service.

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Tags: France, pseudo-history, aggression, disease, fantasy

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