New Knightfall trailer, History’s next scripted drama

History has hit it big with Vikings, a scripted historical show that has been renewed for a sixth season with 20 episodes. That’s pretty good since the fifth season doesn’t air until November 29, 2017. Now the channel is on a roll with working on other scripted dramas like Six, Blue Book, and The Breach: Inside The Impeachment of Bill Clinton. History is also hoping to have another big hit with Knightfall, which follows the fall of the Knights Templars. A new trailer has been released, which you can check out below.

The Knights Templar was the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order during the Crusades who were responsible for protecting Christianity’s most precious relics.

Synopsis: “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, courageous and headstrong Templar Knight Landry (Tom Cullen, “Downton Abbey,” “Gunpowder”), 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 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.

Knightfall stars Tom Cullen, Pádraic Delaney (The Wind That Shakes the Barley, “The Tudors”) as Gawain, Simon Merrells (“Spartacus”, “Dominion”) as Tancrede, Jim Carter (“Downton Abbey”) as Pope Boniface VIII, Olivia Ross (“War and Peace”) as Queen Joan of Navarre, Ed Stoppard (“The Crown”) as King Philip IV of France, Julian Ovenden (“Downton Abbey”) as  William De Nogaret, Sabrina Bartlett (“DaVinci’s Demons”) as Princess Isabella, Bobby Schofield (Black Sea, Our World War) as Parsifal, and Sarah-Sofie Boussnina (The Bridge, The Absent One) as Adelina.

The series is produced by A+E Studios in association with Jeremy Renner’s The Combine and Midnight Radio.

Knightfall‘s first season will have 10 episodes, with the first episode premiering on History Wednesday, December 6, at 10 p.m. PT/ET.

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