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New Look At The BBC's Musketeers
Features actual muskets (but no airships)

19 October 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: BBC

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If you're a regular visitor to these parts you'll know that we've been kinda obsessed with Paul W.S. Anderson's reinterpretation of The Three Musketeers since it was released in 2011 - specifically the bits Alexander Dumas is probably still cursing himself for not including in the first place. Like that airship. And all those explosions. We revelled, we joshed mightily and then we checked the history books and scratched our heads for a bit.

Fellow sticklers rejoice, however! The BBC's re-reintepretation of the Dumas tale of a small band of adventuresome types charged with protecting King Louis XIII of France is getting back to basics. There will be no airships, Zeppelins or Goodyear blimps of any kind. Nary a balloon will waft across the screen. Instead, The Musketeers are getting back to doing what they do best: swordplay, adventure and defence against treachery in all its guises. Or Guises.

With the show's Czech Republic shoot now wrapped, the Beeb has revealed the gang in action in this new still. Note the musket - a reminder that the elite cadre were originally so-named for their skills with gunpower and flint - and the likely whiff of leather.


Says writer and creator Adrian Hodges: "I'm thrilled we can finally release the first image since wrapping filming on The Musketeers. I hope the picture gives a good idea of the look and intensity of the Musketeers themselves, and a hint of the excitement of each powerful, dramatic and action-filled episode."

The 'teers themselves are (left to right) Athos (Tom Burke), Porthos (Howard Charles), D’Artagnan (Luke Pasqualino) and Aramis (Santiago Cabrera), brothers in arms fighting for justice against the dark powers of early modern France.

Also aboard are Peter "Fuckety Au Revoir" Capaldi as the scheming Cardinal Richelieu, Tamla Kari, Maimie McCoy, Hugo Speer, Ryan Gage and Alexandra Dowling.

The run of ten hour-long episodes will be arriving on our tellys with a rakish air and buckles ready to swash early next year.


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