BBC Two becomes first int’l buyer of Canal+ drama ‘Marie Antoinette’

Marie Antoinette

BBC Two in the UK has become the first international buyer of eight-part historical drama Marie Antionette.

The show, which is sold by Banijay Rights, is being produced by Banijay Studios France, Capa Drama and Les Gens for French group Canal+.

The drama has been created and written by Deborah Davis (The Favourite) and tells the story of the modern and avant-garde young queen (Emilia Schüle), who was barely 14 years old when she left Austria to marry the Dauphin of France.

Louise Ironside (The Split), Avril E. Russell (All On A Summer’s Day) and Chloë Moss (Run Sister Run) also write, with Pete Travis (Bloodlands) directing alongside Geoffrey Enthoven (Children Of Love).

Filming has commenced at locations across France including at the Châteaux of Versailles, Vaux-le-Vicomte, Lésigny, Champs, Voisins and the studios of Bry-sur-Marne.

Chris Stewart, SVP of sales for UK & Eire at Banijay Rights, struck the deal.



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