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is an historical fantasy
Historical fantasy is a sub-genre of fantasy and related to historical fiction, which makes use of specific elements of real world history. It is used as an umbrella term for the sword and sorcery genre and sometimes, if fantasy is involved, the sword-and-sandal genre too...
television series that aired on PAX (now Ion Television) from January to June 2005, lasting only thirteen episodes before cancellation. Set in 17th century France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...
, it followed the adventures of four Musketeers:
- d'Artagnan, son of the legendary d'Artagnan
Charles Ogier de Batz de Castelmore, Comte d'Artagnan served Louis XIV as captain of the Musketeers of the Guard and died at the Siege of Maastricht in the Franco-Dutch War. A fictionalized account of his life by Gatien de Courtilz de Sandras formed the basis for the d'Artagnan Romances of...
in Alexandre Dumas, père
Alexandre Dumas, , born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie was a French writer, best known for his historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world...
's novel The Three Musketeers
The Three Musketeers is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, first serialized in March–July 1844. Set in the 17th century, it recounts the adventures of a young man named d'Artagnan after he leaves home to travel to Paris, to join the Musketeers of the Guard...
- Jacqueline, alias Jacques, a woman disguised as a man while on the run for murder.
- Siroc, an inventor.
- Ramon, a poet.
Other main characters include the Musketeers' leader, Captain Duval; Queen Anne
Anne of Austria was Queen consort of France and Navarre, regent for her son, Louis XIV of France, and a Spanish Infanta by birth...
; Cardinal Mazarin; and a fifteen-year-old Louis XIV. The latter three characters are based on historical figures.
- Tobias Mehler
Tobias Mehler is a Canadian actor who has appeared in film and television productions. Some notable roles include d'Artagnan on Young Blades, Zak Adama on Battlestar Galactica and Lieutenant Graham Simmons in Stargate SG-1...
- Karen Cliche
Karen Cliche is a Canadian actress. She's best known for her roles as a regular on the TV series Vampire High, Adventure Inc., Mutant X, Young Blades, and Flash Gordon.She is married to Brian Mellersh since September 24, 2005...
as Jacqueline Roget/Jacques Leponte
- Mark Hildreth
Mark Hildreth is a Canadian actor and musician, based in the U.S. He has appeared in many movie and television roles. A graduate of The National Theater School of Canada, Mark Hildreth's theater credits include Hamlet , Bertram in All's well that Ends well , Richard of Gloucester in Richard III and...
- Zak Santiago
Zak Santiago is a Canadian actor and Disc-jockey.Santiago was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has appeared in many television shows, including Young Blades, Smallville, Robson Arms, Flight 93 and The L Word...
as Ramon Montalvo Francisco de la Cruz
- Bruce Boxleitner
Bruce William Boxleitner is an American actor, and science fiction and suspense writer. He is known for his leading roles in the television series How the West Was Won, Bring 'Em Back Alive, Scarecrow and Mrs. King , and Babylon 5...
as Captain Martin Duvall
- Robert Sheehan as King Louis XIV
- Michael Ironside
Michael Ironside is a Canadian-born actor. He has also worked as a voice actor, producer, film director, and screenwriter in movie and television series in various Canadian and American productions. He is best known for playing villains and "tough guy" heroes, though he has also portrayed...
as Cardinal Mazarin
- Sheena Easton
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as Queen Anne
The show consisted of thirteen episodes, shown in the following order.
|| Episode title
|| Air date
|| January 23, 2005
|| "Rub-a-Dub Sub"
|| January 30, 2005
|| February 13, 2005
|| "The Exile"
|| February 20, 2005
|| "DaVinci's Notebook"
|| March 13, 2005
|| "Secrets of the Father"
|| March 20, 2005
|| "Four Musketeers and a Baby"
|| April 12, 2005
|| "Coat of Arms"
|| April 28, 2005
|| "The Girl from Upper Gaborski"
|| May 5, 2005
|| "The Invincible Sword"
|| May 12, 2005
|| "To Heir Is Human"
|| May 19, 2005
|| May 26, 2005
|| June 2, 2005