Exclusive: Paul McGann joins ‘The Musketeers’ in final season

Doctor Who star Paul McGann will appear in the upcoming third season of BBC One’s The Musketeers.

It was confirmed earlier this week that the action-adventure drama will end after this season.

McGann is best known to cult TV fans for his role as the Eighth Doctor in Doctor Who.

Co-showrunner Simon Allen exclusively told CultBox: “Paul plays a wealthy nobleman who is engaged to an old friend of Aramis and finds himself in conflict with the Musketeers.”

He added: “We were so thrilled to get him onto the show – I’d worked with him before on a fantasy pilot and he’s awesome!”

McGann previously played Girard/Jussac in 1993’s The Three Musketeers movie alongside Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Chris O’Donnell, Oliver Platt, Tim Curry and Rebecca De Mornay.

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Season 3 will air on BBC One and BBC America later this year, with Rupert Everett joining the cast as Philippe Achille.

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Actor Tom Burke, who plays Athos, has hinted that Season 3 is set in “a universe that is less stable than the first two. I suppose by that I mean that death and decay are casting a far bigger shadow than ever before from the very first episode.”

Are you looking forward to the new season? Let us know below…

  • Cerinthefarms

    Great news!

    But please, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, major theatres, and independent producers, will you stop ignoring the fact Paul McGann’s had an outstanding acting career and start casting him in lead roles again? As someone who loved growing up with him, it’s really frustrating to see this tremendous actor go the same route as so many British actors have done once they pass their mid 40s – criminally undercast!

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  • Jutta Freudig

    Yes I’m looking anxious forward to Season 3 and I would wish the show will never end!

  • Ares

    yep you bet. Fantastic show, underrated. Those who have watched it avidly since S1 will miss it greatly. It has brought together many friends.

  • Dru Pearce

    *in shrill voice* DARTANIAN!

  • Graham Williams

    Gonna miss this show after this series … i love it … Exciting , Action Packed & Romance … plus it’s got a Great Theme tune