The Three Musketeers (South Korean TV series)
|The Three Musketeers|
Promotional poster for The Three Musketeers
|Genre||Period drama |
|Based on||The Three Musketeers|
by Alexandre Dumas
|Written by||Song Jae-jung|
|Directed by||Kim Byung-soo|
|Starring||Jung Yong-hwa |
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||12|
|Running time||Sundays at 21:00 (KST)|
|Production company(s)||Chorokbaem Media |
|Original release||August 17 –|
November 2, 2014
The Three Musketeers (Korean: 삼총사; RR: Samchongsa) is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Jung Yong-hwa, Lee Jin-wook, Yang Dong-geun, Jung Hae-in, and Seo Hyun-jin. Loosely based on Alexandre Dumas's novel The Three Musketeers, the series follows three Joseon-era adventurers who serve Crown Prince Sohyeon as his warrior guards. It aired on cable channel tvN from August 17 to November 2, 2014 on Sundays at 21:00 for 12 episodes.
The Three Musketeers was originally planned for three seasons with a budget of US$10 million (12 episodes per season), with the last season to be filmed in China. But with low viewership ratings for its first season, plans for succeeding seasons have been postponed indefinitely.
- Jung Yong-hwa as Park Dal-hyang (based on d'Artagnan)
- Lee Jin-wook as Crown Prince Sohyeon (based on Athos)
- Yang Dong-geun as Heo Seung-po (based on Porthos)
- Jung Hae-in as Ahn Min-seo (based on Aramis)
- Seo Hyun-jin as Kang Yoon-seo (based on Anne of Austria)
- Yoo In-young as Jo Mi-ryung (based on Milady de Winter)
- Kim Myung-soo as King Injo (based on Louis XIII)
- Park Yeong-gyu as Kim Ja-jeom (based on Cardinal Richelieu)
- Jeon No-min as Choi Myung-kil (based on de Tréville)
- Lee Kyun as Pansoe (based on Planchet)
- Kim Sung-min as Inggūldai (based on Duke of Buckingham)
- Park Sung-min as Noh Soo (based on Comte de Rochefort)
- Kang Ki-young as Ba-rang
- Kim Seo-kyung as Ma Boo-dae
- Jung Yoo-suk as Park Ji-won
- Woo hyun as Dal-hyang's father
- Byun Joo-hyun as Hong Taiji
- Ji Eun-sung as Crown Prince Sohyeon (young)
|Episode #||Broadcast date||Title||Nationwide|
|1||17 August 2014||First Encounter||1.82%|
|2||24 August 2014||The Three Musketeers||1.386%|
|3||31 August 2014||Secret Mission||1.461%|
|4||7 September 2014||Protect the Neck of Enemy General Ingguldai||0.987%|
|5||14 September 2014||A Duel||1.088%|
|6||21 September 2014||Commander Kim Ja-jeom||1.007%|
|7||28 September 2014||Mi-ryung and Hyang-sun||1.157%|
|8||5 October 2014||The Crown Princess' Desire||0.794%|
|9||12 October 2014||Immediate Execution||1.03%|
|10||19 October 2014||One for All, All for One||1.37%|
|11||26 October 2014||Kiss||1.758%|
|12||2 November 2014||Letter from Mainland||1.96%|
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- This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which has a relatively small audience compared to free TV/public broadcasters (SBS, KBS, MBC).
- "ซัมชองซา: 3 ทหารเสือคู่บัลลังก์ The Three Musketeers – ซีรีย์เกาหลี". korea.tlcthai.com (in Thai). 2 September 2015.