Even though audiences in America have yet to get the opportunity to watch / enjoy new episodes of “The Musketeers,” they should feel pretty well-assured about getting into the show now. BBC America has just done everything in its power to assure them that it’s not going anywhere.
In a statement today, the network with an ever-expanding roster of good stuff (see “Orphan Black” … seriously, go see it) confirmed the good news that you are going to see the adaptation of the Alexandre Dumas story on the network is going to be brought back for another season. As for when this said season could air, think along the lines of next summer, given that the first season is set to premiere on BBC America in June.
The reasons to tune in to this show are to us simple.
1. It’s a chance to see one of the greatest stories of the past several centuries in a completely new way, with fun twists on many of the beloved characters.
2. Peter Capaldi (“Doctor Who“) is featured in the story as a wicked Cardinal, and for those who are not familiarwith the actor’s overall body of work, this is a nice little introduction to some of what he can do.
3. There’s a ton of action, romance, and references to history. One of the best comparisons that we can make right now is that the show is almost like you are watching a summer movie multiple times a week.
We imagine that renewing a BBC show on BBC America is not that hard of a choice, especially considering that this was something that they had probably planned to do from the beginning. What we’re wondering in the long-term is if some other British networks are ever going to develop an interest in bringing more of their programming across the pond.
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