‘The Musketeers’, which has proved a success on the BBC has lost its creator and show-runner Adrian Hodges.
Hodges broke the news of his departure from the series in his most recent interview with the UK podcast Geek Syndicate.
“I just felt that after the last season I was totally knackered,” he said. “I love the show but it had been a very intensive two… well, four years really – and what I didn’t want to do was go straight into developing a new season. I just didn’t quite have the energy to do that.”
The BBC was able to give the go ahead for a third season of ‘The Musketeers’ because of added investment from BBC Worldwide and BBC America, who both helped finance the first two series.
“The Musketeers has delighted audiences at home and around the world and we’re thrilled that we’ve been able to financially support bringing a third series to the BBC, with improved value for the license fee payer,” a BBC Worldwide spokesman said back in February.
The series stars Luke Pasqualino, Tom Burke, Howard Charles and Santiago Cabrera as its eponymous heroes, with Alexandra Dowling, Ryan Gage, Maimie McCoy and Tamla Kari also among the cast.