Although The Musketeers will not be airing until 2014, it seems that the BBC finally announced who the main cast for this 10 part series will be and it's a familiar bunch of actors.
Former Skins actor Luke Pasqualino will be playing the role of D'Artagnan. The 23 year old who has also appeared in a Battlestar Galactica prequel and guest starred in The Borgias has bagged the one of the leading role in the upcoming BBC series created by former Primeval runner Adrian Hodges. Of course, he's not the only familiar actor in the mix.
Santiago Cabrera, best known for his roles in Heroes and Merlin as well as a recent guest appearance on Dexter will be playing the role of Aramis, which hopefully for the actor will not be as short lived as some of the roles he's done in the past but it's nice to see him attached to another BBC show.
Tom Burke meanwhile has been cast in the role of Athos. The actor is mainly for the recent cancelled BBC2 drama, The Hour but I'm sure by this time next year he'll be more known for this upcoming role and then there's the casting of ...
Howard Charles in the role of Porthos. I think this might be the actor's first television role as his credits mainly seem to be theatre based but again by this time next year, he'll definitely be a well known face to the UK public and I trust all four of these actors together are going to be an interesting bunch of Musketeers.
Last but definitely by no means least, The Thick Of It's Peter Capaldi has been cast as the shadowy Cardinal Richlieu in the "fresh and contemporary take" on Alexandre Dumas's classic novel. Other cast members announced include Tamla Kari (Cuckoo), Maimie McCoy (Wallander), and Hugo Speer (Bedlam). With both this and the upcoming Atlantis, it really does look like the BBC are doing their best to maintain their current interest in genre television. I definitely will be watching this show when it airs next year.
Press Release: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/news/a461386/skins-merlin-stars-to-lead-bbc-ones-the-musketeers.html
The Musketeers will air on BBC1 in 2014.