The series 3 of "The Musketeers" is still a couple of months away, but we know that Maimie McCoy, who plays Milady, will not appear in the upcoming season (at least not in the first few episodes). McCoy is reportedly pregnant and it is not known when she will be able to return to the show.
A BBC spokesperson, however, has confirmed that she will definitely return. "We are delighted for Maimie and wish her well through her pregnancy. We very much hope she may come back as Milady in the latter half of season 3 and are in discussions with her to that effect," said the spokesperson
"The Musketeers" creator Adrian Hodges, on the other hand, will not be returning as the showrunner from season 3. He had announced that after dedicating four years to the BBC drama, he didn't think he had it in him to focus on another season.
"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," he said while announcing the decision to retire.
However, the show is not just loosing people. In fact, to tip the balance toward the villains, Rupert Everett and Mathew McNutty are expected to join in negative roles in the upcoming series 3.
The episodes for the same are being shot in Prague since April. Although we do not have a fixed date marking the premiere of season 3, it is expected to be in January 2016, somewhere between 2 and 16.