BBC Two has acquired the new historical drama, Marie Antoinette, from Banijay Rights.
The eight-part series was created by Deborah Davis, writer of The Favourite, and tells the story of the young queen who was only 14 years old when she became Dauphine of France upon her marriage to the heir apparent, Louis-Auguste.
Emilia Schüle (Ku’damm 56/63) will play the fearless and feminist queen, while Louise Ironside (The Split), Avril E. Russell (All on a Summer’s Day) and Chloë Moss (Run Sister Run) will join Davis in the writers room.
Pete Travis (Bloodlands) and Geoffrey Enthoven (Children of Love) will direct the drama.
Chris Stewart, SVP Sales, UK & Eire, Banijay Rights, said: "Marie Antoinette is an extraordinary fresh new take on one of France’s most iconic - and controversial - figures, filled with stunning scenery, fine performances and epic costumes.
“Following on from the success of Versailles on BBC Two, we are excited to again bring the extravagance and excitement of French court life to UK viewers."