Marc Warren (The Good Wife, Mad Dogs) has joined the cast of the BBC One/BBC America co-production The Musketeers as a series regular for its upcoming second season, TVWise has learned.
Warren, who joins returning cast members Luke Pasqualino, Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera and Howard Charles, has been cast as 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.
This casting comes after the original villain of the series, Cardinal Richelieu, had to be written out of the show’s second season when actor Peter Capaldi landed the much coveted role of the 12th Doctor on sci-fi series Doctor Who. “I’m delighted to be part of the BBC’s stylish and exciting take on the Dumas classic. Once I’ve overcome my fear of horses I’m sure it’ll be a walk in the park”, said Warren.