Production begins on ‘The Musketeers’ Series 2
Mad Dogs actor Marc Warren has joined the cast of The Musketeers, which has begun filming it’s second, 10-part series in Prague this week.
Marc (Hustle) will play the Comte De Rochefort, a dashing and persuasive aristocrat with a talent for sword fighting and a taste for adventure in the swashbuckling series, created by Adrian Hodges and adapted from the characters of Alexandre Dumas’ novel.
The character of Rochefort, is a man nursing many secrets and a very dark past. As the series 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.
Marc Warren says: “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.”
Marc joins returning cast members: Luke Pasqualino (Skins, The Borgias) as D’Artagnan, Tom Burke (Great Expectations, The Hour) as Athos, Santiago Cabrera (Merlin, Heroes) as Aramis and Howard Charles (Royal Shakespeare Company) as Porthos who star as The Musketeers.
Tamla Kari (Cuckoo, The Inbetweeners Movie), Maimie McCoy (Loving Miss Hatto), Hugo Speer (Bedlam), Ryan Gage (The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug) and Alexandra Dowling (Agatha Christie: Poirot) also return.
BBC executive producer Jessica Pope says: “Adrian and I were thrilled to welcome Marc to the cast. He’s a clever and mercurial actor who will bring danger and charm to the role of Rochefort in equal measure.”
The hit drama made by BBC Drama Productions and co-produced by BBC WorldWide and BBC America attracted a series average of 6.3 million for series 1, and has so far been sold to 20 broadcasters who will transmit in 78 countries.
Jessica Pope is the BBC executive producer, Adrian Hodges is an executive producer and lead writer, and Colin Wratten is producer.