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.