Sunday, March 3, 2013

HOLLYWOOD SPY EXCLUSIVE SPOTLIGHT ON NEW BBC EPIC SERIES "THE MUSKETEERS" WITH LUKE PASQUALINO, SANTIAGO CABRERA, HUGO SPEER AND TOM BURKE

As you know, your Hollywood Spy simply adores the ongoing trend of new epic shows on television, and BBC is preparing quite a lot of those for us: beside ATLANTIS which is ready to replace their MERLIN, and THE WHITE QUEEN and WOLF HALL, which will go medieval and royal, sometime ago I also announced that BBC is planning their television adaptation of THE MUSKETEERS! The good news is that the project in the form of a ten episode show is ready to start shooting this month and we also have the cast revealed with TV heartthrobs Luke Pasqualino and Santiago Cabrera leading the cast!
  MUSKETEERS STORY
Set on the streets of seventeenth century Paris, where law and order is more an idea than reality, the series follows MUSKETEERS Athos, Aramis and Porthos. They are far more than King Louis XIII’s personal bodyguards. They stand resolutely for social justice, for honor, for valor, for love – and for the thrill of it. D’Artagnan (Luke Pasqualino), a skilled fighter from rural Gascony, meets the three Musketeers while on a mission to right the wrong of his father’s death. Although he meets the men in unfortunate circumstances, he finds kindred spirits in the other soldiers. Athos (Tom Burke), who has rejected his noble roots to become a Musketeer, has a past shrouded in mystery. He quickly befriends D’Artagnan, but is prone to getting in trouble. Porthos (Howard Charles) is a larger than life character, who has come from humble beginnings to become a soldier in the most elite regiment in the land, finding a family in the other Musketeers. Never short of admirers,
Aramis(Santiago Cabrera) has an effortless charm which leads him in and out of love. Despite this, he is a shrewd pragmatist who is ferocious in battle and commands a key place in the brotherhood. Constance Bonacieux (Tamla Kari) leads a dull but comfortable life married to a cloth merchant, but her life is turned upside down when D’Artagnan tumbles into her life, and she becomes involved with The Musketeers. Cardinal Richlieu (Peter Capaldi), while striving to achieve his vision of a thoroughly modern France, is a shadowy character who will stop at nothing to
achieve his objectives. Milady (Maimie McCoy) is the Cardinal’s secret weapon, the most mysterious and beautiful of villains whose motives are often concealed. The King relies on the advice of The Cardinal, his shrewd wife Queen Anne and also Captain Treville (Hugo Speer), the brave and respected commander of The Musketeers who keeps an eye on the soldiers to ensure they stay out of trouble. The series bursts with escapism, adventure and romance and is set to thrill audiences with cracking stories!

MUSKETEERS CAST
Created by Adrian Hodges from MY WEEKEND WITH MARILYN and PRIMEVAL, and scheduled to premier on the small screens in 2014, THE MUSKETEERS show will have dashing Luke Pasqualino ("Skins", "The Borgias", "Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome") playing the lead role of D’Artagnan alongside Tom Burke ("Great Expectations", "The Hour") as Athos, charismatic Santiago Cabrera (whom you remember as amazing Lancelot in BBC's "Merlin") as Aramis and Howard Charles (Royal Shakespeare Company) as Porthos. They all play a crack-team of highly trained soldiers. Meanwhile, Peter Capaldi ("The Hour", "The Thick of It"), Tamla Kari ("Cuckoo", "The Inbetweeners Movie"), beautiful Maimie McCoy ("Loving Miss Hatto"), and Hugo Speer ("Bedlam") will also star in this thrilling ten-part, fresh and contemporary take on the classic characters created by Alexandre Dumas in his much-loved novel.

30 comments:

  1. Could you be a musketeer, Dezzy? I mean, you've got a superpower...

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    1. nope, I hate exercising and running... I could possibly be a benevolent cardinal if the church would circle around moi :)

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    2. Dezmond, the forgotten Muskateer who bravely... well, stayed home cooking French food and designing fancy hats for the other Muskateers to wear. But they couldn't have done it without him. lol.

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    3. and whom all of them considered benevolent and tender while he plotted his intergalactic domination....

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    4. ...in his secret lair high in a castle turret. The smell of croissants wafting out of his kitchen window had people constantly banging on his door, interrupting his benevolent scheming. Yet he still managed to plot the most devious take over the world had ever seen...kill them with butter and kisses. :P

      Wow, I am SO procrastinating today. :)

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    5. you know, methinks you have a great plot there for a bestselling novel! With humour and charms it could be a huge hit :) PS I don't use butter, only margarine.... butter is as expensive as gold here....

      I was also procrastinating today... went shopping, baked some corissants for dinner (for real, no joke) and now I'm ready to watch the choosing of the Serbian representative at Eurosong competition :)

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    6. I would send you pounds and pounds of butter for your croissants,if I didn't think Interpol would intervene. I think they're on to your schemes. And, too, it would arrive in a big puddle of goo. D'Artagnan (he's not as agile as you think) would probably slip in it and fall down the stairs when he arrives to pick up his new hat...and then we'd be down to two Muskateers. Not good.

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    7. if under D'Artagnan you mean Luke Pasqualino above I will catch him with my arms open if he slips and falls ... better go and accidentally put that banana peel on the stairs....

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    8. I will catch him with something other than my arms open. I'm being naughty, somebody spank me:)

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    9. hubs will have lots of work tonight....

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  2. The posts and comments are so interesting to read Dezzy...I would enjoy another run of Musketerrs ~

    Have a good weekend Dezzy~ Enjoy your cooking or baking or plotting..he..he...

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    1. People are usually surprised when they hear that for every post I actually have hundreds and even thousands openings of comment section... we have people who come just to read our crazy babblings in the comments :)))

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  3. Gawd, the Three Musketeers is filmed as often as Pride and Prejudice. How many versions does the world really need?

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    1. we never had a series version.... and we do need that one :)

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    2. Indeed we do, indeed we do...

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  4. that fist pic was quite...distracting :D

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  5. Pasqualino doesn't look happy in that first pic.

    I've never seen any version of the Musketeers. I've always wondered what it was about.

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    1. well as long as we are happy with it :)

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  6. Anytime they want to retell this story, I'm listening! Sounds really good!!!!

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    1. can't wait to see them in costumes

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  7. Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes. I'm feeling faint, someone get me some smelling salts. Or a soft bed to lie down in where I can be lovingly tended to by half naked men who stand for justice, for honor, for love. And who quite frankly can "stand" for as many hours as I need them to.

    I've got to go spend some quality time alone now darling:)

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  8. Holy hell that Luke pic is HOT!! I think you singed my eyes, Dezz. ;) That cast of Musketeers is gorgeous and sexy so you know I'll be watching with baited breath each week. I hope I can get it here. Terrific spotlight, sweetie. You made my Sunday. :)

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    1. It is interesting that most of the cast will be of a darker olive skin, which we haven't seen before in MUSKETEERS.

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)