BBC One officially canceled The Musketeers series 4


This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of The Musketeers Series 4 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Unfortunately, BBC One has officially canceled the series. There will be no Series 4.

A modern take on a classic novel

A BBC One period drama series loosely based on Dumas` The Three Musketeers. The program is created by Adrian Hodges and executive produced by Hodges and Jessica Page. It has premiered in 2014 with the current third series beginning its broadcast on May 28, 2016. Each series is comprised of 10 episodes.

It`s the 1630s, and the musketeer crew – Athos (Tom Burke), Porthos (Howard Charles) and Aramis (Santiago Cabrera) take d`Artagnan (Luke Pasqualino) under their wing. Captain Treville (Hugo Speer) is the noble leader of the musketeers, whose chief goal is to protect their country and their king – Louis XIII (Ryan Gage). The rest of the cast includes Peter Capaldi (Cardinal Richelieu), Alexandra Dowling (Queen Anne), Tamla Kari (Constance Bonacieux) and Maime McCoy (Milady de Winter).

Viewership and chances of renewal

The Musketeers` original premiere was seen by an audience of 9.28 million viewers. The first series has quickly lost a lot of its viewers, bowing out to 5.27 million, while the current third series premiered to an audience of 3.68 million fans. The strong IMDb score of 7.8/10 indicates positive reviews, with viewers raving about this spectacular modern take on Dumas` classic novel. However, to the utter disappointment of the series` fans, The Musketeers has been canceled by BBC One even prior to the third season premiere. It is unfortunate that since the departure of Peter Capaldi BBC One seemed to have given up on the series, moving it around the schedule in the second series, as the result of which the viewership ratings kept sliding lower. In any case, the show had a solid 3-series run, and we are grateful to its creators and stars.

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