While “The Musketeers” may have only just ended on the BBC, the series is already doing what it can to prepare for an exciting second season. This includes casting some important names and faces, and one important role has now officially been filled!
In an all-new press release, the network confirms that “Mad Dogs” and “The Good Wife” alum Marc Warren has signed on to play the role of Comte De Rochefort, a dashing aristocrat who has has a dark past and some sinister plans. He’s a complicated man, and his presence should help to compensate for the absence of Peter Capaldi, who left the series to become the newest star of “Doctor Who.”
in a statement regarding the big announcement, Warren himself had the following message to pass along:
“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.”
Meanwhile, series executive producer Jessica Pope spoke for herself and fellow EP Adrian Hodges with her message:
“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.”
You have to love the way in which BBC announces new castings. It is always with an official press release, and as prim and proper as possible. The new season will premiere on the network early next year, while Americans are still waiting to catch out the series in full when it airs on BBC America.
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