U.S. Presale for Marie Antoinette


Banijay Rights has presold the new eight-part historical drama Marie Antoinette to PBS Distribution in the U.S.

The U.S. deal marks the latest international sale for the CANAL+ Creation Originale, produced by Banijay Studios France, CAPA Drama and Les Gens. Banijay Rights also presold the drama to BBC Two in the U.K. and BBC First in Australia.

Marie Antoinette was created and written by Deborah Davis (The Favourite). Emilia Schüle (Ku’damm 56/63) stars as the incredibly modern and avant-garde young queen.

The series will have its North American premiere in spring 2023.

Matt Creasey, executive VP of sales, acquisitions and co-productions at Banijay Rights, said: “As MIPCOM gets started this week, I’m excited to announce PBS’s acquisition of Marie Antoinette, a visually stunning drama from the exceptional Deborah Davis that continues to generate a buzz worldwide. This epic series is one of the most complete accounts of the young queen to date, and we’re pleased that audiences in the U.S. will get to enjoy it soon.”

Germaine Sweet, managing director of content acquisitions at PBS Distribution, added: “We are thrilled to bring the story of Marie Antoinette to audiences in the U.S. This richly drawn period drama about the extraordinary young queen is sure to enthrall PBS fans from the opening scene until the credits roll.”