Oscar winner Jeremy Renner’s and Don Handfield’s The Combine and Midnight Radio production company is teaming up with A+E Studios on Knightfall, a new scripted dramatic series centered on the Knights Templar. According to History’s official announcement, Renner will guest star on the series’ 10 episode season one which will arrive later this year. The main cast has not yet been announced.
“We are thrilled to partner with Jeremy Renner, The Combine, Midnight Radio and A+E Studios to tell the intriguing story of the Knights Templar, which has been shrouded in mystery until now,” said Buccieri. “Premium scripted content continues to be a growing part of the HISTORY portfolio, with an eye towards quality historical fact-based storytelling, and Knightfall is the perfect fit for our brand.”
Handfield created the series and will executive produce along with Renner, Richard Rayner, Jeff Pinkner, Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, and Scott Rosenberg.
The Knightfall Plot:
The Knights Templar’s heroic exploits in the Crusades that have fascinated for centuries, inspiring popular stories from Knights of the Round Table to the Jedi Knights of Star Wars. Knightfall reveals the great secrets protected by the Templars and tells the story of faith, loyalty and brotherhood that help sustain these warriors on the battlefield, and the dark events that would forever sear the infamous date of Friday the 13th into the world’s psyche.