MIPCOM: PBS Boards ‘Marie Antoinette’ Series From ‘The Favourite’ Writer
PBS acquired U.S. rights for Marie Antoinette ,, a new historical epic from Canal about the life of the legendary French queen.
German actress Emilia Schule plays Antoinette. This historic drama was written and directed by The Favorite screenwriter Deborah Davis. The series portrays the queen, who fled Austria as a young woman to marry the Dauphin in France. Louise Ironside (The Split), Avril E. Russell (All on a Summer’s Day) and Chloe Moss (Run Sister Run) co-wrote the series, which is directed by Pete Travis (Bloodlands) and Geoffrey Enthoven (Children of Love).
Claude Chelli and Margaux balsan of Capa Drama, Stephanie Chartreux from Banijay Studios France, and Christophe Toulemonde from Les Gens produced Marie Antoinette The eight-part series will be broadcast by PBS in North America in Spring 2023.. Banijay has already presold Marie Antoinette to BBC2 and BBC First in Australia.
PBS also acquired season two and three from the Quebecois mystery drama The Wall from Beta Film in a separate deal. The series, which was produced by Pixcom will be available to stream on PBS Passport. Beta signed deals with Australia’s SBS, Cosmopolitan TV in Spain and Middle Eastern MBC to produce season two of The Wall , ahead of MIPCOM. Seasons two and three will also be aired on NBCUniversal France.