Earlier today, the BBC announced that The Good Wife alum Marc Warren had joined the cast of their drama series The Musketeers for its second season as the new villain, replacing the departing Cardinal Richelieu who was played by Peter Capaldi. The BBC has now released the first image of Warren in character (see below)
Warren plays new villain Rochefort, a man nursing many secrets and a very dark past. As the second season progresses the true nature of his plotting is revealed and everyone around him is drawn into his sinister web. Ultimately, only the Musketeers and their loyal allies and friends stand between him and a desperate act that will change all their lives forever.
Created by Adrian Hodges, The Musketeers is a new adaptation of the legendary tale of the three musketeers. The series is set on the streets of seventeenth century Paris where law and order is more an idea than reality and follows the three Musketeers: Athos, Aramis and Porthos who are far more than King Louis XIII’s personal bodyguards. They stand resolutely for social justice, for honour, for valour, for love and for the thrill of it. The drama series is being produced by BBC Drama Productions in association with BBC Worldwide & BBC America and stars Luke Pasqualino (Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome), Tom Burke (Great Expectations), Santiago Cabrera (Merlin) and Howard Charles.