Portrait of an actress playing 18th century French queen Marie Antoinette.

Escape to Versailles with ‘Marie Antoinette’ beginning March 19!

March 8, 2023 Alyssa Beno Leave a Comment

Dive into the intrigue of 18th century French royalty with the new period drama, Marie Antoinette, which chronicles the infamous historical figure’s beginnings from a young dauphine to the last queen of France.

The new drama series premieres 9 p.m. Sunday, March 19 on PBS Wisconsin and streams on the free PBS Video App! 

Set at the height of the “ancien régime,” the new series follows a young Marie Antoinette as she learns the rules and secrets of the court and attempts to recreate Versailles in her image: free, independent and feminist. But her successes provoke jealousy and rivalry, and her royal enemies will do everything they can to bring her down.

The eight-episode series stars Emilia Schüle (Berlin Dance School) as the title character, with Louis Cunningham (Bridgerton) as the dauphin of France, Louis XVI.

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