BBC America Sets Premiere Date For ‘The Musketeers’, Boards Second Season

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BBC America has announced that the 10 episode first season of The Musketeers, which they co-produced with BBC One, will debut state-side on Sunday June 22nd at 9/8c.

The network also confirmed that they would co-produce the second season of the period drama, which was ordered by BBC One Controller Charlotte Moore and the BBC’s Controller of Drama Commissioning Ben Stephenson back in February 2014. With the pick up, The Musketeers becomes the second British series, originally commissioned by BBC One, to have been renewed on both sides of the Atlantic in recent months, with the other one being Atlantis

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.