Colin Salmon (24: Live Another Day) and Antonia Thomas (Misfits) are set to guest star on the second season of BBC One’s The Musketeers.
The Musketeers 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, Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera and Howard Charles.
Colin Salmon has been cast as Tariq, a mysterious interloper on the run from Spain; while Antonia Thomas will play Samara, Tariq’s daughter who is described as a gutsy and resilient young woman whose life is put in danger when her father is exiled. This is the latest piece of casting news for the second season of The Musketeers and follows on from the announcement that Marc Warren was joining the cast as the new villain, filling the void left when Peter Capaldi departed for Doctor Who.
“We’re excited to welcome an actor of Colin’s reputation to The Musketeers. He will bring wonderful charisma and sense of mystery to the role”, said Executive producers, Adrian Hodges and Jessica Pope. “We’ve also been aware for some time of Antonia’s wonderful work in films and TV series such as Sunshine On Leith and Misfits, among numerous others. She brings such intelligence and vibrancy to every role she plays and we are thrilled to have her as Samara.”