The Musketeers: Series 2 Upping Sex & Violence
Musketeers showrunner Adrian Hodges has said the second series will take advantage of its 9pm time slot with increased sex and violence.
Hodges told the Daily Star that the show was originally written to be more family friendly, but it ended up airing at 9pm on Sunday evenings.
He explained: “We wouldn’t have done the first series in that way, had we been doing the whole thing as a 9pm show. We would have pushed the tone much further in terms of sexuality and violence.
“So for this second series, I knew we were going out at 9pm and so we have pushed it harder for this audience.”
Hodges also revealed he had to make drastic changes to his plans for the second series because Peter Capaldi quit the show for Doctor Who. Hustle’s Marc Warren has been signed up to play new baddie Rochefort.
Hodges said: “Marc will be the villain and he will run through the whole series, coming in and out of the boys’ stories like The Cardinal did.”