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Saturday, 19 October 2013 - Reported by John Bowman
The first on-set action shot from new BBC One drama The Musketeers was released today, ahead of the series' 2014 launch.

Based on the classic characters created by Alexandre Dumas, the show will tell the story of an elite group of soldiers in 17th-century Paris who protect the king at any cost. D'Artagnan (Luke Pasqualino), Athos (Tom Burke), Aramis (Santiago Cabrera), and Porthos (Howard Charles) are brothers-in-arms, fighting for what is just, regardless of personal risk.

Writer and creator Adrian Hodges said:
I'm thrilled we can finally release the first image since wrapping filming. I hope the picture gives a good idea of the look and intensity of the Musketeers themselves, and a hint of the excitement of each powerful, dramatic, and action-filled episode.
The cast will also include 12th-Doctor-to-be Peter Capaldi, Tamla Kari, Maimie McCoy, Hugo Speer, Ryan Gage, and Alexandra Dowling, as well as a multitude of guest stars.

The series will comprise ten 60-minute episodes, and is a BBC Drama Production for BBC One, co-produced with BBC America in association with BBC Worldwide.

Jessica Pope is the BBC executive producer, Hodges is an executive producer and the lead writer, and Colin Wratten is the producer.