Kirk Shaw
James Shavick

Karen Cliche
Tobias Mehler
Mark Hildreth
Zak Santiago

These young sword fighters-in-training take on the establishment, coming of age and a mystical evil society. Often on the sly, their missions are to defend the homeland, remain loyal to France’s young King Louis, and protect the honour of the musketeers against the evil Cardinal Mazarin. The series is a visual indulgence with its era-based wardrobe fit for kings, paupers and, of course, musketeers (Costume Designer Heather Lee Douglas) and its elaborate European inspired set, built in Maple Ridge, BC, where the majority of filming will take place (Production Designer Andrew Deskin).

Cast in the romantic lead role of D’Artagnan Jr. (the son of the legendary Musketeer D’Artagnan) is Vancouver’s Tobias Mehler (Taken, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Stargate SG-1). The beautiful Jacqueline, played by Toronto’s Karen Cliche (I Do-But I Don’t, Mutant X), is a natural with the sword, but can only join the Musketeer garrison in disguise as “Jacques?

Zak Santiago (The L Word, Dead Like Me, Dead Zone) and Mark Hildreth (Earthsea, X-Men: Evolution, Andromeda) both of Vancouver, also begin their Musketeer training at the garrison as Ramon and Siroc, and become fast friends and fellow adventure seekers with D’Artagnan and ‘Jacques?

The series "Young Blades" will be airing on A-Channel Thursday nights at 9pm starting September 1st.