Knightfall trailer: Historical past’s new drama collection tackles Knights Templar

History has launched the primary trailer for Knightfall, their new authentic drama collection, which you’ll try within the participant beneath! Knightfall premieres Wednesday, December 6 at 10 PM ET/PT on Historical past.

From A+E Studios in affiliation with Jeremy Renner’s The Mix and Midnight Radio, the ten-episode season takes viewers contained in the medieval politics and warfare of the Knights Templar, probably the most highly effective, rich and mysterious army order of the Center Ages who had been entrusted with defending Christianity’s most treasured relics.

Knightfall begins after the autumn of town of Acre, the Templar’s final stronghold within the Holy Land, the place the Holy Grail is misplaced. Years later, a clue emerges suggesting the whereabouts of the Grail and sends the Templars, led by the noble, brave and headstrong Templar Knight Landry (Tom Cullen, Downton AbbeyGunpowder), on a life or dying mission to search out the misplaced Cup of Christ. From their battles within the Holy Land, to their conflict with the King of France, to the darkish occasions resulting in the demise of the Templar Order on Friday the 13th, 1307 —a date which grew to become synonymous with unhealthy luck—the story of the Knights Templar has by no means been totally instructed till now. Specializing in themes resembling perception, sacrifice, politics, love, energy and revenge – Knightfall goes deep into the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks to search out out who these knights had been, how they lived, and what they died believing.

Along with Cullen, the drama collection additionally stars Pádraic Delaney (The Wind That Shakes the BarleyThe Tudors) as Gawain, as soon as the best swordsman of the Templar Order who was crippled at Acre, and Simon Merrells (SpartacusDominion) as Tancrede, a steadfast, courageous, and resolute knight who venerates his Templar vows above all else.

Knightfall‘s solid is replete with historic figures, representing probably the most highly effective forces in Medieval Europe. Finishing the solid is Jim Carter (Downton Abbey) as Pope Boniface VIII, the Holy Chief of the Templar Knights and a stabilizing, incorruptible drive inside a chaotic medieval world; Olivia Ross (Battle and Peace) as Queen Joan of Navarre, spouse to King Philip IV of France and a strong Queen in her personal proper; a loyal mom, formidable diplomat and eager strategist; Ed Stoppard (The Crown) as King Philip IV of France, probably the most highly effective monarch in Europe who seeks to consolidate his energy with the assistance of his Machiavellian right-hand man and pragmatic lawyer, William De Nogaret, performed by Julian Ovenden (Downton Abbey); and Sabrina Bartlett (DaVinci’s Demons) as Princess Isabella, Queen Joan and King Philip’s daughter who would come to dominate the Kingdom of England because the She-Wolf of France.

The collection additionally stars Bobby Schofield (Black SeaOur World Battle) as Parsifal; a younger peasant farmer who seeks to turn out to be part of the Templar Order; and Sarah-Sofie Boussnina(The BridgeThe Absent One) as Adelina, a Jewish refugee from the Holy Land who finds herself the sufferer of latest persecution in Paris.

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