The BBC today confirmed their upcoming drama The Musketeers, will indeed premiere in 2014.
The show which was created and written by Adrian Hodges, is expected to fill BBC One’s Saturday evening drama slot, sometime after current series Atlantis has concluded. In the same way Atlantis now airs right after Strictly Come Dancing, these 17th century swashbucklers may well be paired with series 3 of The Voice.
Co-produced by BBC America, the adventures of D’Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis will be broadcast over 10, 60 minute episodes.
With filming of The Musketeers now completed, the BBC today released the above image which shows the four lead cast members: (from left to right) Tom Burke as Athos, Howard Charles as Porthos, Luke Pasqualino as D’Artagnan and Santiago Cabrera as Aramis.
In addition to the historical dramas four titles characters, the new series will also star newly appointed Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi, as Cardinal Richelieu.
Speaking to the BBC, writer Adrian Hodges hints that his latest creation will deliver “powerful, dramatic and action-filled” episodes.
Although we’re yet to learn whether Musketeers will be an out and out drama or also contain light comedy elements, the series will likely fit into the BBC’s wholesome formula of entertainment for all the family.