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BBC Worldwide sends ‘The Musketeers’ home to France

MUMBAI: BBC Worldwide has announced that French television network NT1 has acquired both the current first series and the forthcoming second series of the drama ‘The Musketeers’.

This follows a raft of deals which sees ‘The Musketeers’ continue their mission to thrill audiences across the globe with further sales confirmed to SKY (New Zealand), TVE Spain, RTP Portugal, HRT (Croatia), Ren TV (Russia), ETV (Estonia), LTV (Latvia), SPI (Pan C&EE and Poland), MTVA (Hungary), Prime Media (Kazakhstan), KBS (South Korea), Netflix and BBC Channels in Latin America.

BBC Worldwide president global markets Paul Dempsey said, “High quality, entertaining drama will always find an audience and the continued popularity of The Musketeers with channels globally proves this. I’m particularly interested to see how French audiences embrace this new take on Dumas’ swashbuckling heroes (and villains).”

Set on the streets of 17th century Paris, the series, made by BBC Drama Productions and co-produced by BBC Worldwide and BBC America, offers a fresh and contemporary take on the classic characters created by Alexandre Dumas in his classic novel.