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Marie Antoinette Season 2: Is It Happening? Everything We Know

Marie Antoinette Season 2

Marie Antoinette is an intriguing show in the historical drama genre. The BBC series was based on an important figure from history and it also touched upon the French Revolution. Despite such heavy themes, the series was really fun to watch and it was loved by audiences.

Marie Antoinette Season 2
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The series aired in December 2022 and concluded the next year. Since then, there has been a demand regarding Marie Antoinette Season 2. Viewers want to see more about the titular character so we will be looking into whether a second season is happening or not.

What Is Marie Antoinette All About?

Marie Antoinette is created by Deborah Davis who wrote it with Avril E Russell, Louise Ironside, and Chloe Moss. Geoffrey Enthoven and Pete Travis have directed the series. It is about Marie Antoinette (played by Emilia Schüle) who was the last Queen of France before the monarchy was abolished during the French Revolution. She was married to Louis-Auguste at 14 and got the title of Dauphine of France.

Davis was also the executive producer of the show with Aude Albano, Christophe Toulemonde, Stéphanie Chartreux, Alban Etienne, Margaux Balsan, Claude Chelli, and Alban Etienne. Marie Antoinette premiered on December 29th, 2022, and BBC Two in the UK and Canal+ in France.

How Did The First Season End?

The final episode of Marie Antoinette was called Queen of Hearts and it was released on February 16th, 2023. It was released in the USA on May 7th, 2023. The episode takes place in 1780 and Louis has been helping the Americans fight the British forces in war. The British ambassador to France asks Louis to put an end to the war.

How Did The First Season End?
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However, he plans for the war to escalate so that he can claim the territories Britain took from them. Antoinette takes her daughter Yolande and moves to Petit Trianon. Yolande also has much debt on her and asks for more help from the queen which is declined. Antoinette’s mother dies and she eventually gives birth to a baby in the presence of Yolande and Lamballe.

Is Marie Antoinette Season 2 Happening?

BBC announced that Marie Antoinette Season 2 has been greenlit back in March 2023. Its production went on the floor in October 2023. Since the first season did not show the complete story of Marie Antoinette, we can expect the second season to show us everything till her death.

What To Expect From It?

Marie Antoinette Season 2 will shift focus to the royal couple as they navigate the newfound power in France. But Marie will be there and she has been accused of the theft of a necklace embroidered with diamond.

The French Revolution will reach its peak and the monarchy will be threatened and will be eventually brought down by the people. There are also hits on Chartres as well as Provence. Marie Antoinette Season 2 will focus on all these aspects and the main focus will be on the titular character.

What To Expect From It?
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While BBC has not announced its release date, we can expect Marie Antoinette Season 2 to be released sometime in 2024 given that the shooting is complete.

Who Will Be In The Cast?

Marie Antoinette Season 2 will mark the return of Emilia Schüle as she portrays Marie Antoinette. Louis Cunningham will also continue to play Louis XVI, the last king of France. Jack Archer will also return as Provence, the brother of Louis.

Other actors who can return are Jasmine Blackborow (Lamballe), Caroline Piette (Victoire) and Crystal Shepherd-Cross (Adelaïde) among others. The makers might also introduce new actors if the timeline sees a jump.

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Marie Antoinette was a perfect mix of history and drama. The series never got boring and did not hammer the viewers with the period of the storyline. It was well-acted by all the actors and was slickly written and directed throughout.

Fans are now looking forward to Marie Antoinette Season 2 and want to know what was the eventual fate of the last queen of France. It is clear that we will see the monarchy coming down and the Queen facing her end in the second season. Viewers will get to see all of these in the second season.

About Yash Singh

A film school graduate, Yash Singh lives and breathes movies and television shows. He also enjoys writing about them passionately.

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