The historical drama “Marie Antoinette” from “The Favorite” writer Deborah Davis heads to BBC
According to the sources, the U.K streamer BBC Two has acquired the upcoming historical drama, Marie Antoinette. The tale of the modern young queen is created and written by Deborah Davis, the writer of the incredible story of the film, The Favourite.
Marie Antoinette: Plot
Marie Antoinette is a historical drama that narrates the story of a remarkably modern and futuristic young queen of France. The drama is an adaptation of the French queen’s original history. However, the new series will show it in a new and modish way. The queen, portrayed by Emilia Schüle, gets married off to the Dauphin of France at the young age of 14 years. Further, the drama will feature her evolution from a young and wilful princess to a supermodel. While crossing the rules of the French Court under certain political pressures, the queen also fights the rumours against her.
Cast and Production
Deborah Davis created as well as wrote the drama series, Marie Antoinette. Also, co-writers of the series include Louise Ironside (The Split), Chloë Moss (Run Sister Run), and Avril E. Russell (All on a Summer’s Day). Pete Travis (Bloodlands) and Geoffrey Enthoven (Children of Love) will direct the drama.
Banijay Studios France, Capa Drama, and Les Gens will produce the series. The acquisition becomes the debut global deal for the drama. Chris Stewart, senior VP of sales for the U.K. and Ireland at Banijay Rights, stood responsible for the navigation of the deal.
As said above, Banijay Rights will distribute the series worldwide. On the other hand, Alban Étienne and Stéphanie Chartreux of Banijay Studios France will serve as the producers. In addition, Claude Chelli and Aude Albano of Capa Drama, Christophe Toulemonde at Les Gens, will also produce the series.
Moreover, with a goal to enchant the viewers, the filming takes place in vivid ancient places like the Palace of Versailles, Vaux-le-Vicomte, Champs, Lésigny, Voisins, and in the Bry-sur-Marne studios. Actress Emilia Schüle (“Ku’damm 56”) will portray the role of the queen, Marie Antoinette.
Further, the head of program acquisitions for the BBC, Sue Deeks stated that they are truly delighted to bring this ambitious project to BBC Two and iPlayer.