History's Knightfall — Official Trailer

source:   history.com

added: Mon, Sep 25th '17

The History Channel has released a new official trailer for the forthcoming 14th-century-set medieval series "Knightfall," which offers a dramatized story about the Knights Templar and their fabled mission to relocate the Holy Grail.

"Downton Abbey" actor Tom Cullen leads the cast as Landry, a weary Templar Knight who, after years of fighting valiantly in the last Crusade, is tasked with finding the Grail by Pope Boniface VIII (played by fellow "Downton Abbey" star Jim Carter).

Created by film producer Don Handfield (The Founder, Kill the Messenger) and British writer Richard Rayner, "Knightfall" also features Ed Stoppard (TV's Genius) as French King Philip IV; Olivia Ross (TV's War & Peace) as Queen Joan; Sabrina Bartlett (TV's Da Vinci's Demons) as Princess Isabella and Julian Ovenden (Downton Abbey) as the King's top advisor, William De Nogaret.

Actors Sam Hazeldine, Simon Merrells, and Padraic Delaney round out the cast as Templar Knights.

Working under his production label 'The Combine,' Jeremy Renner serves as one of the executive producers on the 10-episode series, which is set to debut Wednesday, December 6th on History.

synopsis:
The Knights Templar were the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages, entrusted with protecting Christianity's most prized relic -- the Holy Grail -- and harboring secrets capable of great destruction.

KNIGHTFALL goes deep into the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks. From their battles in the Holy Land, to their complex relationship with the King of France, to the betrayal that would ultimately lead to their tragic dissolution, the story of the Knights Templar has never been fully told until now.

 

directed by   Douglas Mackinnon

starring   Tom Cullen, Jim Carter, Ed Stoppard, Olivia Ross, Sabrina Bartlett, Julian Ovenden, Sam Hazeldine, Simon Merrells, Padraic Delaney

release date   December 6, 2017 (on History)

 
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