BBC America says its news series “The Musketeers” will premiere on Sunday, June 22, and announced a second season of the drama series for 2015.
More and more networks are announcing very early renewals for their shows as a way of casting a big vote of confidence. But the one for the “Musketeers” comes especially early, months before the show even premieres in the U.S.
The series is set on the streets of seventeenth century Paris, where King Louis XIII’s personal bodyguards — Athos, Aramis and Porthos — stand for justice, honor, valor, love — and thrills. The series was created by Adrian Hodges (“My Week With Marilyn,” “Primeval”). The BBC Drama Production for BBC One is co-produced by BBC AMERICA and BBC Worldwide. The first season will consist of 10 episodes.
The show stars Luke Pasqualino (“Skins,” “The Borgias”) as D’Artagnan, Tom Burke (“Great Expectations,” “The Hour”) as Athos, Santiago Cabrera (“Merlin,” “Heroes”) as Aramis and Howard Charles (Royal Shakespeare Company) as Porthos. Peter Capaldi (“Doctor Who,” “The Hour,” “The Thick Of It”), Maimie McCoy (“Loving Miss Hatto”), Tamla Kari (“Cuckoo,” “The Inbetweeners Movie”) and Hugo Speer (“Bedlam”) also star.
Jessica Pope (“Quirke,” “Burton and Taylor,” “State Within”) is the BBC executive producer, Hodges is an executive producer and lead writer, and Colin Wratten (“Inside Men,” “Waking the Dead”) is a producer.