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‘Knightfall’ announced by History Channel

knightfallOn March 23, 2015 History Channel made an announcement that a new scripted TV series is now in production. It will feature the final years of the Order of the Knights Templar and will be produced  by A+E Studios in association with Jeremy Renner and Don Handfield’s The Combine and Midnight Radio. The details are very sketchy at the moment. It suffices to say that industry sites covering this story indicated that the series will feature “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.” Given the fact that not a single Knight Templar was actually burned a the stake on Friday the 13th, 1307 the series is probably still being perfected. It also appears that the title of the series, Knightfall, is very much a working title, particularly because there is Batman story arc with the same name.

One may also remember that some time ago another Templar-related series was announced by History. This one had to do with the fate of two brothers who came to Jerusalem in the aftermath (or during) the First Crusade. There is no word if this series is still in the works. However, today’s announcement demonstrates that the network is somewhat committed to the Templar theme. Perhaps in a couple of years we will see something on the scale of the Vikings?

6 comments… add one

  • Agravier

    They did a great job with Vikings, I would love to see a similar series on the Templar’s!

  • Anthony G Baxter

    As a Knights Templar myself, and Christian. Many still support Israel today.

  • Gary Calderone

    Hmmm, I hope they produce something good and also accurate. I very much enjoyed (and own) the Templar Code that was produced by the History Channel about 7 years ago or so….although it had a few errors in it and the portrait they displayed of Philip the (Un)Fair was really the king of Spain. They have since corrected this.

    ps..I’d rather see a series on the rise and successes of the Templars rather than their fall. 🙂

  • Arthur

    I hope to speak the Chinon Parchment

  • Jack Blunt

    Vikings is horrid. It is a male soap opera using incorrect armor, helms etc.
    Looking above at the graphic, I see they too have fallen to the Internet use of white over black instead of the well know standard of black over white.
    Here’s to hoping they don’t use woven leather armor, knitted mail coifs and Renaissance-era Burgonets.

  • Mike McLaren

    Knowing the political leanings and prejudices of the History Channel I doubt if they would present a fair or accurate rendering of the Knights history.

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