"The Artist" actor Berenice Bejo is set to lead the "Josephine and Napolean" series.
The English-language period drama is created by British showrunner Tony Saint, reported Variety.
The eight-part series is based on Andrew Roberts' "Napoleon: A Life" and Kate Williams' "The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte".
It is being produced by the British company Ecosse Films and Pascal Breton's Paris-based Federation Entertainment for the network France Televisions.
Bejo, who received an Oscar nomination for her performance in Michel Hazanavicius' "The Artist", will play Josephine, Napoleon Bonaparte's first wife, lover, and muse.
They added that the series will showcase a "rich cast of Machiavellian fixers, declasse aristocrats, and scheming lovers thrown into the mix."
The show is scheduled to start shooting at the end of next summer in France.
(With inputs from agencies.)