Pathé’s Aude Albano and Dimitri Rassam’s Chapter 2, a Mediawan company, are partnering up with Disney+to develop two returning series expanding on their “Three Musketeers” franchise, Variety reports.
The two production banners, together with Alexandre de la Patellière and Matthieu Delaporte’s Fargo Films, are reportedly in advanced development of both spinoff shows, “Milady Origins” and “Black Musketeer.”
The two-part adventure epic saga is penned by de la Patellière and Delaporte and is based on Alexandre Dumas’s masterpiece. The two films, “The Three Musketeers – D’Artagnan” and “The Three Musketeers – Milady,” are set to be released in theaters next year, the first part in April and the second in December.
Both films were shot on location in France and had a global budget of $80 million. The Disney+ series, “Milady Origins” and “Black Musketeer,” will also shoot in French.
The series brings together top-notched French creative teams. Judith Havas (“Call My Agent!”) and Simon Jablonka (“Spiral”) are co-creating “Milady Origins;” while Thomas Mansuy (“Derby Girl”) and Mathieu Leblanc (“Les Rivieres Pourpres”) are co-creating “Black Musketeer” with writers Sarah Malléon (“Sam”) and Nils-Antoine Sambuc (“En therapie”) on board. Both “Black Musketeer” and “Milady Origins” are co-created by Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patelliere who will also act as showrunners.