Pin It
TV shows on DVD
   

The Musketeers: BBC America Series to Debut + Season Two Renewal

The Musketeers TV showBBC America has announced that their new adventure drama, The Musketeers, will premiere on Sunday, June 22nd.

A couple months ago, the show was renewed for a second season in the UK by BBC One. It’s now been renewed in the US as well and season two will air here sometime next year.

Here’s the press release:

BBC AMERICA ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATE FOR NEW DRAMA SERIES “THE MUSKETEERS” AND SEASON TWO PICK UP

Announced today, BBC AMERICA will premiere new co-production, The Musketeers, on Sunday, June 22 and has picked up the second season of the drama series for 2015.

A fresh and contemporary take on the classic Alexandre Dumas characters, The Musketeers is set on the streets of seventeenth century Paris, where law and order is an idea more than a reality. In addition to being King Louis XIII’s personal bodyguards, Athos, Aramis and Porthos stand resolutely for social justice, honor, valor, love – and for the thrill of it. The series created by Adrian Hodges (My Week With Marilyn, Primeval) is made by BBC Drama Production for BBC One, co-produced by BBC AMERICA and BBC Worldwide. The 10-part first season premieres Sunday, June 22, 9:00pm ET.

Luke Pasqualino (Skins, The Borgias) stars as D’Artagnan alongside 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 in the series.

Additionally, viewers can expect to see guest cast including JJ Feild (Captain America: The First Avenger), Vincent Regan (Snow White and the Huntsman), Ashley Walters (Inside Men), Amy Nuttall (Downton Abbey), Tara Fitzgerald (Waking the Dead), Annabelle Wallis (X-Men: First Class), Zoe Tapper (Mr Selfridge), Vinnie Jones (Snatch) and Sean Pertwee (Elementary).

Jessica Pope (Quirke, Burton and Taylor, State Within) is the BBC executive producer, Adrian Hodges is an executive producer and lead writer, and Colin Wratten (Inside Men, Waking the Dead) is producer.

BBC AMERICA delivers U.S. audiences high-quality, innovative and intelligent programming. Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent embraced by American mainstream pop culture, including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Norton, and successful programming formats including ground-breaking non-scripted television like Top Gear and top-rated science-fiction like Doctor Who. Owned by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, BBC AMERICA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including two Emmy(R) Awards, five Golden Globes(R) and eleven Peabody Awards. The channel attracts one of cable’s most affluent and educated audiences and is available on cable and satellite TV in 80 million homes. It broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, with content available On Demand across all major digital platforms. Online, www.bbcamerica.com is the place to go to dig deeper into pop culture with a British twist.

What do you think? Do you plan on watching The Musketeers on BBC America?

 

Newer and/or Related Articles

{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

Michael Krajnak October 24, 2014 at 12:18 pm

I loved the first season,cannot wait for the second.

Reply

Annika Mito October 22, 2014 at 10:56 pm

Really nice show and am looking forward to Season 2! Great job by all the actors, and such a nice take on a real classic!

Reply

Rena Moretti October 23, 2014 at 3:29 am

I have to wonder how many weeks the street teamers will keep posting on an older and older “news”…

It’s quite impressive really…

Reply

Jessica October 20, 2014 at 8:45 pm

I wish I could watch the second season right now.

Reply

Tricia October 12, 2014 at 12:08 pm

This is a wonderful series. To bad we have to wait so long for it to start up again.

Reply

Dori October 11, 2014 at 2:52 pm

I will definitely be watching this series again! It is great.

Reply

Rena Moretti October 12, 2014 at 1:29 am

The other thing that screams “street teamers” to be is the steady stream of positive messages all saying the exact same thing is practically the same words, even months after the announcement…

The site must be happy it is considered an important enough target for street-team PR.

Reply

paula m October 6, 2014 at 2:09 am

Glad to see it was renewed! Yes i will watch the next season , can’t wait!

Reply

Mamasama September 29, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Oh, yeah! Aside from the obvious, as detailed well in other comments, I also appreciate the efforts to stay at least somewhat true to Dumas’ spirit in the writing. So long as it stays “on track” and doesn’t get too carried away with some modern twists, I’ll be a viewer! Besides, the series has the interest of my boys, and my younger son aspires to apply his art interests to the talents of the leather artists and sword masters. Bravo!

Reply

Pat September 28, 2014 at 9:04 pm

Are you kidding! With four hunks like that, what woman would not watch it. Can’t wait for Season 2.

Reply

Don Heflin September 13, 2014 at 6:40 pm

When MERLIN left TV, along came a wonderful replacement of MUSCATEERS. Hope it keeps going…going..

Reply

Sharron September 10, 2014 at 10:38 pm

Love this show. Hope it will have many seasons

Reply

Margarita September 8, 2014 at 8:46 pm

Great show can’t wait

Reply

michele September 8, 2014 at 9:07 am

I simply enjoy this series!! So glad it was renewed a second second!! It takes the place of Merlin. I hope you keep giving us these good looking, great pal, “educational” episodes for at least the standard time frame. Also hope you change the fate of Constance. I really like her relationship with the Musketeers, especially D’Artagnan, their love scenes seems so real!!! Thanks!!!

Reply

Leave a Comment