The new series is already filming in France.
The BBC has pre-bought Deborah Davis' eight-part series about Marie Antoinette, according to Variety. The young queen has been the subject of a number of films over the years, including Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, but this is one of the first large-scale series focusing on the historical figure.
Marie Antoinette was barely fourteen years old when she left Austria to marry the Dauphin of France, where she grew up navigating the rules of the overbearing French court and the pressure to continue the Bourbon line with a male heir. She is still hailed as a fashion icon and remembered over two hundred years later for her charisma, independence, and the rumors that undermined her reputation in the courts of Versailles.