(dramatic music) - You really think you're something, don't you?
- I'm an Austrian archduchess.
I'm the Dauphine of France.
Who are you?
(dramatic music) - It's certainly not a dusty period drama.
You won't hear the line, "Let them eat cake," cause she never said it.
We're gonna show an entirely new Marie Antoinette.
- What was interesting, what was the challenge was to delve deeper into the characters behind these stories.
Really find personalities within them.
- Marie Antoinette is a very interesting character, very complex.
We wanted to show how she faced the dangers that were lurking everywhere.
- Whichever way I turn, there's a trap.
- Welcome to Versailles.
- Season one is really about Marie Antoinette and Louis's slowly evolving relationship.
They were living in a very hostile environment where there were forces working against Marie Antoinette.
- They were just two children who were lost who didn't know what they were doing.
They didn't want to be married.
Their sex became a political act and sort of an intimate one.
The pressure that was put on these two children was enormous.
- Is this my life now?
Who I can trust, no one?
Not even you.
- [Older Man] Your position is hanging by a thread.
- [Claude] We fabricated all the costume that you see on Marie Antoinette.
- [Emilia] Dior made two dresses.
They were beautiful.
These were the days actually where I really felt like I'm the queen of France.
- [Man] Paris worships you.
Fight for it.
- She was the early feminist.
She wanted to build her own life and decide her own destiny and not listen to people, and especially not men.
- It's a show about a woman who's struggling to find her place in life as a rebel, as queen, as a mother, as an icon and as a human being.