BBC One Confirms Second Series of The Musketeers

From the press release:

A second series of BBC One’s fresh and contemporary take on the classic Alexandre Dumas characters has been commissioned following an impressive launch. With a consolidated audience of 9.3 million for episode one of The Musketeers, this makes it the BBC’s biggest new drama launch since Call The Midwife.

Porthos, d'Artagnan, Athos, Aramis

The Musketeers has proved a successful addition to BBC One’s line-up, with the first three episodes averaging 6.3 million viewers in the overnight ratings.

The current 10-part series stars Luke Pasqualino (Skins, The Borgias) as D’Artagnan alongside The Musketeers; Tom Burke (Great Expectations, The Hour) as Athos; Santiago Cabrera (Merlin, Heroes) as Aramis; and Howard Charles (Royal Shakespeare Company) as Porthos. Together they are a crack team of highly trained soldiers. All four cast members will return in series two.

The Musketeers was re-commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One and Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning.

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