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The Musketeers: First Look


With filming well underway for the forthcoming BBC One drama, The Musketeers, the first official image of the cast together has been released.

Written by Adrian Hodges, the series charts the fortunes of The Musketeers, an elite band of soldiers operating in 17th century Paris. D’Artagnan (Luke Pasqualino), Athos (Tom Burke), Aramis (Santiago Cabrera) and Porthos (Howard Charles) fight for what is just, and are heroes in the truest and most abiding sense – men we can trust and believe in to do the right thing, regardless of personal risk.

Adrian Hodges, creator of the series, said: “The four actors look brilliant together and it seems like they have been working together for years. The camaraderie between them makes each action-packed scene exciting and authentic, and the image we have released today really encapsulates that.”

The accomplished cast also includes Peter Capaldi, Tamla Kari, Maimie McCoy and Hugo Speer.

The 10-part drama (10×60-minute) for transmission in 2014 is a BBC Drama Production for BBC One, co-produced by BBC WorldWide and BBC America.

Jessica Pope is the BBC executive producer, Adrian Hodges is an executive producer and lead writer, and Colin Wratten is producer.

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  • ravenclaw1991

    LANCELOT!! I totally forgot Santiago Cabrera was going to be in this!

  • ladyoctarina

    I had no idea there was even going to be a show about the Three Musketeers. I love that story, hope this time they do something good with it.

    • TARDIS44

      Four Musketeers, cheif

      • ladyoctarina

        Three Musketeers + that D’Artagnan guy ^.^

        • TARDIS44

          Otherwise known as the Fourth Musketeer…

          • ladyoctarina

            Gee, take a joke, I only referred to them as 3 Musketeers because such is the name of the book.

          • TARDIS44

            I was, er, being sarcastic. Responding to sarcasm with sarcasm…

  • Broccoli

    As long as it’s better than that horrendous 3D movie that came out a few years ago, then it’s bound to be at least worth watching. On a side note, Peter Capaldi as Cardinal Richeliu is nearly perfect casting.

    • Calebxy

      That movie is one of my favourites!

  • TheCrimsonDevil

    I never even knew that they were releasing a Musketeers series :-O What a brilliant surprise! Roll on 2014 I say!

  • snowcat60

    Hope if BBC America is producing it, it will be shown in the US — hope hope!
    Also hope it is as good as the one done way back in the 70’s (?) with Richard Chamberlain as Aramis; Raquel Welch was in it too. That movie was funny and a classic. I think I’m going to have to buy it on amazon……

  • snowcat60

    Has anyone ever read the classic by Dumas? It is actually a really good read.


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