The Three Musketeers (South Korean TV series)

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The Three Musketeers
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Genre Period drama
Based on The Three Musketeers
by Alexandre Dumas
Written bySong Jae-jung
Directed byKim Byung-soo
Starring Jung Yong-hwa
Lee Jin-wook
Yang Dong-geun
Jung Hae-in
Seo Hyun-jin
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean language
No. of episodes12
Production companies Chorokbaem Media
JS Pictures
Original network tvN
Original releaseAugust 17 (2014-08-17) 
November 2, 2014 (2014-11-02)

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 1844 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. [1] [2]


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. [3] But with low viewership ratings for its first season, plans for succeeding seasons have been postponed indefinitely. [4] [5]



In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Ep.Original broadcast dateTitleAverage audience share
AGB Nielsen
1August 17, 2014First Encounter1.820%
2August 24, 2014The Three Musketeers1.386%
3August 31, 2014Secret Mission1.461%
4September 7, 2014Protect the Neck of Enemy General Ingguldai0.987%
5September 14, 2014A Duel1.088%
6September 21, 2014Commander Kim Ja-jeom1.007%
7September 28, 2014Mi-ryung and Hyang-sun1.157%
8October 5, 2014The Crown Princess' Desire0.794%
9October 12, 2014Immediate Execution1.030%
10October 19, 2014One for All, All for One1.370%
11October 26, 2014Kiss1.758%
12November 2, 2014Letter from Mainland1.960%

International broadcast

It aired in Thailand on PPTV beginning September 27, 2014. [8]

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