HISTORY announced today that it is currently in-development on “Knightfall,” a scripted series chronicling the actual events leading up to and following the persecution, downfall and burning at the stake of the Knights Templar on Friday the 13th, 1307. Friday the 13th is known as a cursed day over 700 years later because of this event.
“Knightfall” will be produced for HISTORY by A+E Studios in association with Jeremy Renner and Don Handfield’s production company The Combine and Midnight Radio.
“Knightfall” is created and executive produced by Don Handfield (Touchback, Kill the Messenger) and Richard Rayner (L.A. Without A Map) with Jeremy Renner (American Hustle, The Hurt Locker) also serving as executive producer from The Combine. Executive producers from Midnight Radio are Jeff Pinkner (“Alias,” “Fringe”), Andre Nemec (Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol), Josh Appelbaum (Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol) and Scott Rosenberg (Beautiful Girls). Dirk Hoogstra, Russ McCarroll and Julian P. Hobbs are Executives in Charge of Production for HISTORY.
HISTORY, now reaching more than 96 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network’s all-original programming slate, including scripted event programming, features a roster of hit series including “American Pickers,” “American Restoration,” “Ax Men,” “Counting Cars,” “Pawn Stars,” and “Swamp People” as well as HISTORY’s first scripted series “Vikings,” and miniseries and special programming such as “The Bible,” “The Men Who Built America,” “Houdini,” “Sons of Liberty” and the Emmy Award-winning “Hatfields & McCoys,” “Gettysburg,” “Vietnam in HD,” “America The Story of Us” and “102 Minutes That Changed America.”