The cast of BBC One’s The Musketeers have reacted to the news that the show will not be returning after the new season.
It was confirmed yesterday that the action-adventure drama’s story will conclude with Season 3.
Starring Luke Pasqualino as d’Artagnan, Tom Burke as Athos, Howard Charles as Porthos, Santiago Cabrera as Aramis, Hugo Speer as Captain Treville, Ryan Gage as King Louis, Alexandra Dowling as Queen Anne and Tamla Kari as Constance, The Musketeers launched on BBC One in January 2014.
Pasqualino told DS: “My Musketeers adventure was truly an incredible experience, which will live with me forever. I had the most amazing time exploring this beautiful world with even more beautiful people. I feel very sad to see its end but have every confidence that the fans will love viewing it as much as we enjoyed making it.”
Burke 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. Time is running out…”
Charles said: “These characters will never cease to educate us on the notion of Liberty, Fraternity and Equality. They will live forever in our hearts and minds. A huge thank you to our fans of old and new, hope you enjoy the final season. Your loyalty and support is not lost on us. All for one…”
Cabrera added: “Three seasons of The Musketeers was a true, action packed adventure, in every sense of the term. I will miss the world of Dumas, these rich characters, and many of the friendships made along the way. A big thank you to the fans of the show, you’re the ones that kept us going strong.”
Season 3 will air on BBC One and BBC America later this year and sees Rupert Everett join the cast as Philippe Achille.
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