BBC America Plans New ‘Musketeers’ Series

From "My Week With Marilyn" writer Adrian Hodges

BBC America will co-produce BBC One's "The Musketeers," a new drama based on the Alexandre Dumas novel that will be penned by "My Week With Marilyn" writer Adrian Hodges.

The new series will retain the 17th-century setting of Dumas' "The Three Musketeers" and will air 10 one-hour episodes in 2014.

"The script bristles with vivid escapism and heroic action adventure," BBC America's general manager Perry Simon said at the channel's presentation at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.

Hodges' other credits include "Survivors" and "Primeval."