CANAL+ Orders More Marie Antoinette


A second season of the historical drama Marie Antoinette has been ordered by CANAL+, with filming set to begin this fall.

The series, created by Deborah Davis (The Favourite), tells the story of the titular young queen as she and King Louis XVI face an unprecedented financial crisis and the French revolt grows.

Emilia Schüle (Ku’damm 56/63) stars as Marie Antoinette, with Louis Cunningham (Bridgerton) playing the king. The series is produced by Capa Drama and Banijay Studios France and is globally distributed by Banijay Rights.

“Without a doubt, Marie Antoinette has been a popular drama with our buyers worldwide, and this is testament to the world-class producers in France who have created a premium, returning series for the international market,” said Cathy Payne, CEO of Banijay Rights. “The flawless, high-quality production is filled with glamorous talent and lavish locations, and we’re thrilled to offer a landmark new season of this unique interpretation of the fashionable French queen to global audiences.”