Warren’s part as scheming Rochefort appears to be ticking the right boxes, seen double-crossing the sword-waving D’Artagnan (Luke Pasqualino) and co from the word go.
“Marc Warren’s Rochefort is already more devious than the cardinal was,” writes one viewer as another adds, “it was awesome as expected. Thoroughly enjoyed the first series, and looking forward to this one unfolding. Marc Warren is great as Rochefort…”
“I think Marc Warren’s going to be a great baddie!!” concurs another viewer.
But there are concerns about the show’s move from a Sunday to Friday night slot.
“Hope it doesn’t suffer in the ratings from being on a Friday night,” another notes, with Last Tango in Halifax in its former 9pm Sunday place. Indeed, the show’s first episode of series 1 drew an average of 7.4 million viewers, while last night’s average figure came to only 3.64 million.
The new series of #Benidorm won the 9pm slot for ITV with 5.76m/25.2%. #TheMusketeers on BBC1 drew just 3.64m/16.0%.