Knight Templars, Levant Preceptory members, DeMolay lads, medieval mavens, fans, and curiosity seekers can rejoice. A preview for the long announced History [Channel] program Knightfall has finally been released, and it looks well done, at least from the production standpoint anyway. It's been so long since development of this program was announced, a lot of folks assumed it had just fallen by the way side into typical Hollywood development limbo, but it turns out that it's going to come to screens after all. It will air sometime "later this year" on the History network is all they are saying at this point.
From the Entertainment Weekly website today:
HISTORY’s new scripted series Knightfall follows the Knights Templar, a legendary organization of warrior monks, as they desperately search for the Holy Grail in France — and in an exclusive trailer, that quest gets bloody quick.
The show picks up in 1306, toward the end of the Templars’ run as one of the most powerful organizations in the Christian world. Thanks to the bloody battles of the Crusades, the Templars are losing allies at the same time they’re gaining enemies, such as the King of France. With the help of a special sword and the knowledge that the Holy Grail is somewhere in France, the Templars bet everything on this grand quest.
Knightfall was executive-produced by Jeremy Renner alongside showrunner Dominic Minghella. It stars Tom Cullen, Pádraic Delaney, Simon Merrells, Olivia Ross, Ed Stoppard, Sabrina Bartlett, Jim Carter, and Julian Ovenden. Watch the trailer above, and look for Knightfall coming soon to HISTORY.The preview was released in time for the San Diego ComicCon weekend. According to the Inquisitr website today:
Not only has a new trailer been released, but fans attending San Diego Comic-Con can get their photo taken with a Knight Templar, have their valuables protected by a Knightfall-themed storage service, and pick up the comic which is a prequel to the television series.