Trivia / The Musketeers

  • Actor Allusion:
    • According to the mob in Emilie, Santiago Cabrera looks kind of Spanish.
    • Once again a character played by Santiago Cabrera finds himself in love with an unattainable Queen.
    • Peter Capaldi plays an amoral, high-ranking political officer who schemes and plots for both his and the country's benefits. Really, the only difference between Cardinal Richelieu and Malcolm Tucker is that the former doesn't swear and has even less scruples than the latter.
    • In episode 8, Richelieu tells the murderous thug Labarge, "Your reputation for violence is established. Now put it to use." Labarge is played by sometime soccer thug turned hard-guy actor, Vinnie Jones.
  • Fake Nationality: Being a BBC production, inevitably all the main roles are played by British actors. Except Aramis who is played by a Venezuelan-born Chilean...so, not French in any case.
  • McLeaned: Richelieu is killed off in the gap between the first and second seasons, due to Peter Capaldi leaving the show to play the Doctor in Doctor Who.
  • Short Run in Peru: The entire third series was broadcast in certain Eastern European markets several weeks before the UK. Additionally all of the episodes of season 3 were released on Hulu in the U.S. simultaneously, before some of them had premiered in the UK.

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