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Premieres Sundays, March 19-May 7, 2023, 10 p.m. ET

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Marie Antoinette (Emilia Schüle, “Berlin Dance School”) is just a teenager when she leaves Austria to marry the dauphin of France (Louis Cunningham, “Bridgerton”). With pressure to continue the Bourbon line and secure the Franco-Austrian alliance, she must follow the complex rules of the French court while attempting to charm her reluctant king-to-be, Louis XVI. Transforming into the Queen of Style and a true fashion icon, Marie Antoinette tries to recreate Versailles in her image: free, independent, and feminist. But defamatory pamphlets and persistent rumors about her private life undermine her status, and her opponents within the Royal Family will do everything they can to bring her down.

Upcoming Episodes

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  • MARIE ANTOINETTE: Rival Queens

    Madame du Barry, the Favorite sees the Dauphine as a rival for the King’s affections.

    Airdate: 3/26/2023

    Time: 10:00 - 11:00 PM

    OB: 3/26/23

  • MARIE ANTOINETTE: Pick a Princess

    Antoinette’s escalating hostilities with du Barry threaten her relationship with the King.

    Airdate: 4/2/2023

    Time: 10:00 - 11:00 PM

    OB: 4/2/23

  • MARIE ANTOINETTE: Queen of France

    When the King becomes seriously ill, succession suddenly becomes a reality.

    Airdate: 4/9/2023

    Time: 10:00 - 11:00 PM

    OB: 4/9/23


    Louis may now be King, but Marie Antoinette is determined to launch her reign as Queen

    Airdate: 4/16/2023

    Time: 10:00 - 11:00 PM

    OB: 4/16/23

  • MARIE ANTOINETTE: Deus Ex Machina

    Marie Antoinette’s brother, Joseph, works to save the Franco-Austrian nuptial alliance.

    Airdate: 4/23/2023

    Time: 10:00 - 11:00 PM

    OB: 4/23/23


    Pregnant Marie Antoinette’s reputation is attacked. Louis demands a full investigation.

    Airdate: 4/30/2023

    Time: 10:00 - 11:00 PM

    OB: 4/30/23

  • MARIE ANTOINETTE: Queen of Hearts

    Louis becomes increasingly confident. Marie Antoinette is enamored by a familiar face.

    Airdate: 5/7/2023

    Time: 10:00 - 11:00 PM

    OB: 5/7/23

Press Materials

  • Escape to Versailles With MARIE ANTOINETTE Premiering March 19 on PBS

    Press Release
  • MARIE ANTOINETTE Winter 2023 TCA Press Tour Panelists


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