ANDRES WILLIAMS is set to join a glittering cast for the new 10-part BBC One adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ novel The Three Musketeers.
Andres will play the Spanish spy, Leon alongside a host of stars including Peter Capaldi will play the shadowy Cardinal Richelieu in The Musketeers, with Skins actor Luke Pasqualino as D’Artagnan.
The drama is due to be broadcast in 2014 and has been written by Bafta winner Adrian Hodges.
The Musketeers will be played by Great Expectations actor Tom Burke as Athos, Santiago Cabrera as Aramis, and Howard Charles as Porthos.
Hodges co-created the ITV sci-fi drama Primeval and wrote the screenplay for the 2011 film My Week With Marilyn.
Speaking about The Musketeers, he said: “This series is all about passion, romance, heroism and action, and I can’t think of a better group of actors to embody those diverse qualities.”
The story is set in 17th Century Paris and follows a crack team of soldiers and bodyguards to King Louis XIII.
It recounts the adventures of a young, skilled fighter from rural Gascony called D’Artagnan, who dreams of joining the Musketeers of the Guard and meets the trio on a journey to right the wrong of his father’s death.
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