The Favourite

BBC Two acquires new Marie Antoinette drama

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.