New Knightfall teaser shows off Mark Hamill’s battle-hardened Knight Templar
History has revealed a new trailer for the upcoming second season of the hit drama series Knightfall featuring Mark Hamill as a battle-hardened Knight Templar. Check out the trailer in the player below!
In addition to Hamill, Tom Forbes (Wolf Hall) and Genevieve Gaunt (The Royals) were also cast to join season 2. Forbes will be playing the role of Prince Louis, the violent and unpredictable son of King Philip while Gaunt will play the daughter of King Philip, Isabella.
From A+E Studios in association with Jeremy Renner’s The Combine and Midnight Radio, Knightfall 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.
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 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.
The main cast of the drama series stars Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey, Gunpowder) as Landry, 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, and Sarah-Sofie Boussnina (The Bridge, The Absent One) as Adelina.
Aaron Helbing (The Flash) will serve as the second season’s showrunner and executive producer. In addition to Hamill, Tom Forbes (Wolf Hall) and Genevieve Gaunt (The Royals) were also cast to join season 2.
Knightfall‘s executive producers: are Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg for Midnight Radio; Don Handfield and Richard Rayner for The Combine; Arturo Interian for History; along with Jeremy Renner (MCEU, American Hustle), Cyrus Voris (Legends), Ethan Reiff, Rick Jacobson (Ash vs Evil Dead) and Barry Jossen.