Luke Pasqualino demonostrates the secrets of The Musketeers special effects with Colin the producer kindly helping out.
Porthos wakes up from his drunken birthday celebrations with no memory of the night before; not unusual, except there’s a dead body beside him… After being unjustly sentenced to death he’s abducted to the dangerous Court of Miracles, the streets of his childhood.
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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.
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When Aramis’s old friend Marsac, a former musketeer, unexpectedly returns to Paris, the Musketeers are thrown into turmoil fully aware that they should report him for desertion. His appearance coincides with the royal visit of the king’s beloved sister and her husband, the Duke of Savoy, whom the Musketeers must protect.
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This straightforward mission soon descends into a treacherous battle as they must defeat Bonnaire’s surprising number of enemies.
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Starring 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 (Black Forest) as Porthos, the brothers in arms fight for what is just, tackling the evil machinations of Cardinal Richelieu – played by Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who, The Thick Of It).
As they are propelled across seas and battlefields from masquerade balls to a remote convent, the Musketeers defend the honour of the Queen and the life of Constance Bonacieux, d’Artagnan’s true love – played by Tamla Kari (The Inbetweeners Movie).
Available 24 March
Sunday 26 January | 9.00-10.00pm | BBC ONE
Notorious criminal Vadim seeks to make life unbearable for the authorities that have imprisoned him. When he engineers a full-scale riot, it falls to the Musketeers to protect those whom he seeks to destroy.
Will the Musketeers discover his plan in time and stop him from endangering the monarchy? And can the inexperienced d’Artagnan prove he is worthy of becoming a Musketeer, or do his loyalties lie elsewhere?
Luke Pasqualino is D’Artagnan, Tom Burke is Athos, Howard Charles is Porthos, Santiago Cabrera is Aramis, Hugo Speer is Captain Treville, Ryan Gage is King Louis, Alexandra Dowling is Queen Anne, Maimie McCoy is Milady and Peter Capaldi is Cardinal Richelieu. Jason Flemyng guest stars as Vadim.
Sunday 19 January | 9.00-10.00pm | BBC ONE
The Musketeers is an all new BBC One Drama, introducing exciting heroes, action, adventure and romance inspired by Alexandre Dumas’s legendary characters.
In episode one of this new series, the brightest and best musketeers of the King’s Regiment – Athos, Porthos and Aramis – are dispatched by Captain Treville to find
Luke Pasqualino (Skins, The Borgias) will star as D’Artagnan alongside The Musketeers, TomBurke (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.
Peter Capaldi (The Hour, The Thick of It), Tamla Kari (Cuckoo), Maimie McCoy (Loving Miss Hatto), and Hugo Speer (Bedlam) will also star in this thrilling ten-part series created by Adrian Hodges, which is a fresh and contemporary take on the classic characters created by Alexandre Dumas in his much-loved novel, made by BBC Drama Production.
The Musketeers tells the story of an elite group of soldiers who protect the king at any cost. D’Artagnan (Luke Pasqualino), Athos (Tom Burke), Aramis (Santiago Cabrera) and Porthos (Howard Charles) are brothers in arms, fighting for what is just, regardless of personal risk.
Writer and creator Adrian Hodges says: “I’m thrilled we can finally release the first image since wrapping filming on The Musketeers. I hope the picture gives a good idea of the look and intensity of the Musketeers themselves, and a hint of the excitement of each powerful, dramatic and action-filled episode.”
The accomplished cast also includes Peter Capaldi, Tamla Kari, Maimie McCoy, Hugo Speer, Ryan Gage and Alexandra Dowling as well as a multitude of guest stars.
The 10-part drama (10×60-minute) for transmission in 2014 is a BBC Drama Production for BBC One, co-produced with BBC America in association with BBC Worldwide.
Jessica Pope is the BBC executive producer, Adrian Hodges is an executive producer and lead writer, and Colin Wratten is producer.