BBC Developing Television Remake of THE THREE MUSKETEERS
Published: August 1, 2012 - 8:35pm
BBC America and BBC One have announced their plan to produce a new series based on the characters created by Alexandre Dumas in his novel, which recently received a feature film adaptation through Summit Entertainment -- which starred Christoph Waltz and Orlando Bloom.
TV Guide reports the new series will carry the simplified title The Musketeers/i>, will be set in the 17th century and follow a band of brothers who are highly trained soldiers assigned to protect King and Country.
BBC, who has already revitalized a handful of iconic characters in re- imagined television properties including Sherlock Holmes, Merlin and Robin Hood, has hired My Week with Marilyn screenwriter Adrian Hodges to pen the series' first season which will contain 10 hour-long episodes.
BBC America General Manager Perry Simon offered the following comment about the new development: "The series bristles with vivid escapism and heroic action adventure and is set to thrill audiences with cracking stories of the week."
The Musketeers is currently slated to air sometime in 2014 exclusively on BBC networks.