‘The Musketeers’ Season 2 Announced by BBC One

The Musketeers

The folks across the pond are going to be getting a second series (aka season) of the fresh and contemporary take on the classic characters from Alexandre Dumas when the BBC One drama The Musketeers comes back for another “go-round”.

The new series is set on the streets of 17th-century Paris where law and order is more an idea than reality, following The Musketeers who are far more than King Louis XIII’s personal bodyguards, but ultimately stand resolutely for social justice: for honor, for valor, for love and for the thrill of it.

‘The Musketeers’ first episode had a consolidated audience of 9.3 million, making it the BBC’s biggest new drama launch since ‘Call the Midwife’; and has averaged 6.3 million viewers in the overnight ratings for its first three episodes.

The series stars Luke Pasqualino (‘Skins’ and ‘The Borgias’) as D’Artagnan, Tom Burke (‘The Hour’) as Athos, Santiago Cabrera (‘Merlin’ and ‘Heroes’) as Aramis and Howard Charles (from the Royal Shakespeare Company) as Porthos. There are seven more episodes of the debut season of ‘The Musketeers’ yet to air on BBC One in its Sunday at 9 PM timeslot.

The first season of ‘The Musketeers’ is expected to air on BBC America here in the States sometime in April.