BBC One has cancelled The Musketeers, with the upcoming third season to be the last in the series.
Digital Spy confirms the broadcaster has decided not to continue the period action drama into Season 4:
BBC One’s The Musketeers will draw to a close with a third and final series, Digital Spy can exclusively reveal.
A third series was first announced way back in February 2015 – but it has now been confirmed that the next 10 episodes will bring the swashbuckling show to an end.
“Season 3 of The Musketeers completes this 30-hour series with ambition and energy,” said executive producer Jessica Pope. “It is packed with action and adventure, fun and drama from the very first opening seconds of episode one to the very end.
“It is a season that will delight its fans and pay off everything they have come to love about the show. Bigger in scale and more serialized than before, it has been real privilege and a joy to produce such a fabulous piece of entertainment for the BBC.”
Actor Luke Pasqualino added:
“My Musketeers adventure was truly an incredible experience, which will live with me forever. I had the most amazing time exploring this beautiful world with even more beautiful people.
“I feel very sad to see its end but have every confidence that the fans will love viewing it as much as we enjoyed making it. Huge thanks to all who made the show such a pleasurable journey and of course, thank you to the fans that saw the show for everything that it was.”
The third and final season of The Musketeers is slated to premiere late May 2016 on BBC One.
Of course, we’ll monitor the cancellation graveyard in case there’s ever a Musketeers Season 4 revival…