PBS takes ‘Marie Antoinette’ into North America after Banijay Rights deal

Marie Antoinette

PBS in the US has picked up North American rights to Marie Antoinette, the Deborah Davis-penned drama produced for Canal+ in France.

The show, which will have its North American premiere in Spring 2023, has been produced by Banijay Studios France, CAPA Drama and Les Gens. Banijay Rights sells globally.

The series has been created by Davis (The Favourite) and tells the story of the modern and avant-garde young queen as she navigates the French political establishment.

Joining Davis in writing is Louise Ironside (The Split), Avril E. Russell (All on a Summer’s Day) and Chloë Moss (Run Sister Run), with Pete Travis (Bloodlands) and Geoffrey Enthoven (Children Of Love) directing.

Banijay Rights has already sold the show to UK public broadcaster BBC2 and BBC First in Australia. The latest agreement was negotiated by Matt Creasey, EVP of sales, acquisitions & co-productions.

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