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The Musketeers: Season Two Renewal from BBC One

The Musketeers season twoBBC America hasn’t started broadcasting The Musketeers yet but the show has already been renewed for a second season in the UK.

The series is currently airing on BBC One and the first three episodes have averaged 6.3 million viewers. The 10 episodes of the first season are expected to debut later this year here in the States.

Here are details on season two:

BBC One’s The Musketeers confirmed for second series

A second series of BBC One’s fresh and contemporary take on the classic Alexandre Dumas characters has been commissioned following an impressive launch. With a consolidated audience of 9.3 million for episode one of The Musketeers, this makes it the BBC’s biggest new drama launch since Call The Midwife.

Set on the streets of 17th-century Paris where law and order is more an idea than reality, the series follows The Musketeers who are far more than King Louis XIII’s personal bodyguards, but ultimately stand resolutely for social justice: for honour, for valour, for love and for the thrill of it.

The Musketeers has proved a successful addition to BBC One’s line-up with the first three episodes averaging 6.3 million viewers in the overnight ratings.

Charlotte Moore, Controller, BBC One, says: “Drama in 2014 has got off to a great start on BBC One and The Musketeers has really brought something fresh and new to the channel. I can’t wait to see how things will develop in the next series.”

The current 10-part series stars Luke Pasqualino (Skins, The Borgias) as D’Artagnan alongside The Musketeers, Tom Burke (Great Expectations, The Hour) as Athos, Santiago Cabrera (Merlin, Heroes) as Aramis and Howard Charles (Royal Shakespeare Company) as Porthos. Together they are a crack-team of highly trained soldiers. All four cast will return in series two.

Kate Harwood, Head of Drama England at BBC Drama Production, says: “I am delighted that Jessica Pope, Adrian Hodges, Colin Wratten and their team are able to go back to 17th-century Paris, round up those superb Musketeers and fight some more good fights for the BBC One audience.”

Creator Adrian Hodges says: “I’m completely thrilled to be able to continue the journey we have begun on The Musketeers. Writing and helping produce the show has been one of the greatest challenges and joys of my professional life.”

With a further seven episodes of the Sunday night 9.00pm drama still to come, viewers can expect to see a stellar guest cast including JJ Feild, Vincent Regan, Ashley Walters, Amy Nuttall, Tara Fitzgerald, Annabelle Wallis, Zoe Tapper, Vinnie Jones and Sean Pertwee.

Created by Adrian Hodges, this thrilling series is made by BBC Drama Production and 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.

The Musketeers was re-commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One and Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning.

What do you think? Have you seen The Musketeers? Do you plan on watching the series on BBC America?

 

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Judy & Jason August 31, 2014 at 10:40 am

We watched EVERY episode! Can’t wait for next season. Please make MORE than 10 episodes!!!

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Bob and Janet August 25, 2014 at 9:34 pm

We love the program. SO GOOD!! We look forward to the new season.

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Lulu Beare August 24, 2014 at 9:36 pm

I’m so pleased to learn there will be a Season 2.

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Jean K August 17, 2014 at 9:30 pm

We need another season!

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Dear M August 12, 2014 at 6:16 pm

we need a 3rd season of this show

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Margie February 19, 2014 at 1:13 pm

It’s JJ Feild. But I’m sure he’s used to getting his surname misspelled. Looks like you cut pasted something from another source.

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admin February 19, 2014 at 1:45 pm

It’s a press release from BBC One. lol I’ve made the fix.

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