Canal+ original ‘Marie Antoinette’ gets underway

Filming has begun on Marie Antoinette, a new original historical drama for France’s Canal+ Creation Originale, created by Deborah Davis.

Produced by Banijay Studios France, Capa Drama and Les Gens, the series tells the story of the young French queen, who will be played by Emilia Schüle. Davis is joined on the writing team by Louise Ironside, Avril E. Russell and Chloë Moss.

Pete Travis and Geoffrey Enthoven are directing, while Claude Chelli and Aude Albano are producing for Capa Drama, Alban Étienne and Stéphanie Chartreux for Banijay Studios France, and Christophe Toulemonde for Les Gens. Banijay Rights is distributing the series globally.

Filming will take place in the Châteaux of Versailles, Vaux-le-Vicomte, Lésigny, Champs, Voisins, and in the studios of Bry-sur-Marne.

François de Brugada, CEO of Banijay France, commented: “Marie Antoinette is one of the most iconic figures in French history, and her fearless, fascinating life, and with Deborah Davis leading the writing team, will make an undeniably powerful television series.

“We are ready to enchant viewers with stunning scenery from beautiful locations across France, and illustrate this audacious, controversial character who changed the history of our nation.”

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