KnightFall – Dec 06, 2017 (Series 1 @ 10 episodes)

EPIC TV SERIES STARRING TOM CULLEN

The Knights will fall this Fall, December 6th (History Channel)

 

After our majestic Epic Weekend we are still in the same epic waters today as well, with the new trailer and cast photos for History’s brand new epic adventure action television series KNIGHTFALL which starts airing worldwide Wednesday December 6th! The ten episode first season takes viewers inside the medieval politics and warfare of the Knights Templar, the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages who were entrusted with protecting Christianity’s most precious relics.

THE STORY OF KNIGHTFALL begins after the fall of the city of Acre, the Templar’s last stronghold in the Holy Land, where the Holy Grail is lost. Years later, a clue emerges suggesting the whereabouts of the Grail and sends the Templars, led by the noble, The King and Queen of France, Ed Stoppard and Olivia Ross courageous and headstrong Templar Knight Landry (Tom Cullen), on a life or death mission to find the lost Cup of Christ. From their battles in the Holy Land, to their clash with the King of France, to the dark events leading to the demise of the Templar Order on Friday the 13th, 1307, a date which became The Royal court of France, the royal family and De Nogaret synonymous with bad luck, the story of the Knights Templar has never been fully told until now. Focusing on themes such as belief, sacrifice, politics, love, power and revenge, KNIGHTFALL goes deep into the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks to find out who these knights were, how they lived, and what they died believing.

KINGS, QUEENS AND A POPE
Beside Cullen, Pádraic Delaney plays Gawain, once the greatest swordsman of the Templar Order who was crippled at Acre, while Simon Merrells is Tancrede, a steadfast, brave, and resolute knight who venerates his Templar vows above all else. Jim Carter is Pope Boniface VIII, the Holy Leader of the Templar Knights and a stabilizing, incorruptible force within a chaotic medieval world! Olivia Ross is Queen Joan of Navarre, wife to King Philip IV of France and a powerful Queen in her own right; a devoted mother, formidable diplomat and keen strategist, while Ed Stoppard plays King Philip IV of France, the most powerful monarch in Europe who seeks to consolidate his power with the help of his Machiavellian right hand man and pragmatic lawyer, William De Nogaret, played by Julian Ovenden! Meanwhile, Sabrina Bartlett plays Princess Isabella, Queen Joan and King Philip’s daughter who would come to dominate the Kingdom of England as the She-Wolf of France.

Knightfall Trailer 2 Season 1 (2017) History Channel Series

Courtesy Hollywood Spy

Samson

  ‘SAMSON’ MOVIE POSTER
WITH TAYLOR JAMES, BILLY ZANE
Supposed to hit the big screens next February! The latest movie version of famous legend on SAMSON in which the hero is played by Taylor James with Jackson Rathbone, Rutger Hauer, Billy Zane also in the cast alongside Caitlin Leahy who plays Delilah! After his youthful ambition leads to a tragic marriage, Samson’s acts of revenge thrust him into direct conflict with the Philistine army. As his brother mounts a tribal rebellion, only Samson’s relationship with a Philistine temptress and his final surrender – both to the Philistines and to God – turns imprisonment and blindness into final victory.
Samson will get a haircut for next Valentines!  –  Releasing in February 2018

‘KNIGHTFALL’ EPIC SERIES ON BRAVE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR

Coming to the History Channel in Autumn

History hasn’t yet announced the official air date for their new historical series KNIGHTFALL but it will be sometime this Autumn. Starring Tom Cullen as a knight Templar it will go 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. Check out the gallery of characters!

 

NOBLE KNIGHT LANDRY
Will be played by Tom Cullen, he is a noble, courageous, and headstrong Templar Knight who serves as a driving force behind the Templar’s quest to retrieve Christianity’s most prized relic: The Holy Grail. After years of lamenting the loss of the Grail, Landry’s hope reignites, sparking him to guide his fellow Templars on a journey of mystery, faith, and bloodshed.

 

 

 

MASTER OF THE TEMPLARS

Knight Godfrey is played by Sam Hazeldine. He is their greatest warrior, a man of immense faith and wisdom who conceals many secrets surrounding the Holy Grail. His number one priority is to protect the Grail, at all costs. He is also like a father to Landry.

 

STEADFAST KNIGHT TANCREDE
Will be played by Simon Merrells. Steadfast, brave, and resolute knight he imagines himself as the heir apparent to Godfrey, the Master and Commander of the Paris Temple. On the quest for the most-prized relic in all of Christendom, Tancrede comes to understand what his role must be.

 

THE GREATEST SWORDSMAN
Gawain is played by Padraic Delaney. Crippled by an injury sustained in the Siege of Acre, with his heroism no longer celebrated, he struggles to maintain his loyalty to the Order, just as he struggles to come to terms with his physical limitations.

 

KING PHILIP IV OF FRANCE
Is played by Ed Stoppard.  He seeks to control his family, while dealing with the politics and power moves that are an inevitable part of running his kingdom. Philip longs to be a great monarch, and to transform France into the greatest power in Europe.

 

QUEEN JOAN OF FRANCE
Is played by Olivia Ross. Queen of France, and Queen Regnant of Navarre, Joan is both King Philip’s wife and a powerful Queen in her own right. She is a devoted mother and a formidable diplomat, but a burning secret threatens to unravel her.

 

 

 

THE KING’S GODLESS ADVISOR
William De Nogaret is played by Julian Ovenden.  Driven by a passion to destroy the power of organized religion. His mother and father burned at the stakes as heretics, and the cool and supremely calculating De Nogaret is more haunted than he might at first seem.

 

 PRINCESS ISABELLA
Is played by Sabrina Bartlett. Queen Joan and King Philip’s daughter, Isabella is an energetic and self-aware young woman whose youth belies a capacity to go to extraordinary lengths to get what she wants.

 

POPE BONIFACE VIII
Is played by John Carter.  Warm and avuncular, but also a seasoned politician, Pope Boniface is a stabilizing, incorruptible force within a
corrupt medieval world. The Templar Knights value him as their Holy leader, and they’re willing to execute his orders
without question.
Article and images courtesy of Hollywood Spy

Knightfall 2017 TV Series (History Channel)

 

KNIGHTFALL historical adventure series which will launch its ten episode run sometime this Autumn  following the legendary Knights Templar who 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 harbouring secrets capable of great destruction. Tom Cullen leads the cast which also includes Simon Merrells as knight Tancrede, Padraic Delaney as knight Gawain, Julian Ovenden, Bobby Schofield as Parcival, with Ed Stoppard as King Philip IV, Olivia Ross as Queen Joan and Jim Carter as Pope Boniface VIII.

Show Info

Airs on: United States History
Runtime: 60 minutes
Status: In Development; premiering November 2017
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama History
Official site: www.history.com

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