Marie Antoinette: Season Two Renewal Announced Ahead of PBS Premiere

    Marie Antoinette TV Show on PBS: canceled or renewed?

    Marie Antoinette has not even premiered in the US yet, but the series has already been renewed for its second season due to its global popularity. The historical drama will launch on PBS tomorrow night. The American network has not announced a second season pickup yet, but it seems likely to come.

    PBS revealed the following about the plot of the series in a previous report:

    “Marie Antoinette (Emilia Schüle, Berlin Dance School) is just a teenager when she leaves Austria to marry the Dauphin of France (Louis Cunningham, Bridgerton). When she arrives at Versailles, she must obey the numerous and complex rules of the French court. The princess quickly suffers from not being able to live her life the way she wants, while her mother, the Empress of Austria, (Tony nominee Marthe Keller) keeps pushing her to continue the Bourbon line and thus secure the alliance between the two countries. However, faced with Louis’ avoidant and solitary character, the mission turns out to be more complicated than expected.”

    Per Variety, season two of the series will focus on “how the royal couple at the height of their power faced an unprecedented financial crisis. The incessant attacks of Provence and Chartres against the royal couple stirred up the hatred of the nobles while disastrous consequences.”

    Cathy Payne, CEO of Banijay Rights, said the following about the renewal of the French series:

    “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.

    The flawless, high-quality production is filled with glamourous 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.”

    What do you think? Are you planning to check out Marie Antoinette on PBS tomorrow night? Are you glad to hear that the show’s been renewed?

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