Jedi ‘Knightfall’? History Renews Knights Templar Drama For Season 2 With Added Mark Hamill!
US History channel has renewed their Knights Templar drama ‘Knightfall‘ for Season 2, and it will, rather appropriately, be added a recently fallen Jedi Knight to their ranks in the shape of Mark Hamill, along with two more new recruits.
‘Knightfall’ goes 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 the Knights Templar has never been fully told until now, and ‘Knightfall’ goes deep into the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks to learn who these knights were, how they lived, and what they died believing.
Tom Cullen (‘The Five’, ‘Downton Abbey’) leads an all-star cast from the UK and around the world including Jim Carter (‘Downton Abbey’), Padraic Delaney (‘The Tudors’, ‘Legend’), Simon Merrells (‘Dominion’, ‘Spartacus’), Ed Stoppard (‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’, ‘The Musketeers’) and Olivia Ross.
Legendary ‘Star Wars’ actor Mark Hamill joins the show as Talus, a battle-hardened Knight Templar veteran of the Crusades, who survived captivity for 10 years in the Holy Land and is tasked with training the new initiates to the Order. Also joining the cast is Also joining the cast in season two is Tom Forbes (‘The Bastard Executioner’, ‘Wolf Hall’) as “Prince Louis,” the violent and unpredictable son of King Philip and heir to the throne and Genevieve Gaunt (‘The Royals’) as “Isabella,” the daughter of King Philip and well on her way to becoming the woman who history would call “the she-wolf of France.”
“In the face of ever-increasing competition, we’re proud of HISTORY’s track record of producing signature drama series that are epic in scope with complex characters,” commented Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President of Programming, HISTORY. “Whether it’s the legendary Knights Templar, the extraordinary tale of medieval Norsemen, or the story of a formerly classified United States Air Force program investigating UFOs during the Cold War, these series reflect our commitment to bringing the defining, big canvas stories of history to life. We look forward to offering our viewers a grittier, darker ‘Knightfall’ in season two and welcoming Mark to the cast.”
‘Knightfall‘ Season 1 is currently airing Tuesday nights at 9pm on History UK. You can catch up with the first few episodes on Sky On Demand.
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