The Musketeers returning for series 2

News Louisa Mellor
9 Feb 2014 - 11:00

A second series of new BBC Sunday night drama The Musketeers is on its way...

Good news. The Musketeers' combination of period intrigue, impressive swordplay, handsome troubled heroes and a guest star parade of established UK talent has earned it a second series.

Writer Adrian Hodges (Survivors, Primeval) made it clear from the outset that his take on Alexandre Dumas' seventeenth century characters was not an adaptation of the original novel but in keeping with its spirit. The series' poetic license with the Dumas quartet meant that a second, and why not, a third and fourth series were all possibilities. If the show can maintain the ratings success of its first three episodes, which, between them, averaged over six million viewers in the overnights, it can look ahead to a robust future on BBC One. 

Series two will see the return of all four Musketeers, Luke Pasqualino, Santiago Cabrera, Tom Burke and Howard Charles, though it's yet to be confirmed whether the drama's Cardinal Richelieu, Peter Capaldi, will be back twirling his moustache. Might the actor's other BBC commitments interfere with his return? We'll keep you posted.

Read more about The Musketeers on Den of Geek, including an interview with Luke Pasqualino, here.


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