History’s Knights Templar drama Knightfall will kick off its second season on March 25, 2019. Season two starring Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey) will air on Mondays at 10pm ET/PT.
In addition to announcing the season two premiere date, History released the first trailer for the upcoming season. The trailer features new cast member Mark Hamill (the Star Wars franchise) who’s joined the series as Talus. Talus is described as “a battle-hardened Knight Templar veteran and initiate master who is tasked with preparing the next generation of men to proudly wear the iconic red cross on their chests and become ‘God’s Executioners.'”
Season two consists of eight episodes.
Returning cast members include Ed Stoppard (The Crown) as King Philip IV of France, Pádraic Delaney (The Wind That Shakes the Barley) as Gawain, Simon Merrells (Spartacus) as Tancrede, Julian Ovenden (Downton Abbey) as William DeNogaret, and Jim Carter (Downton Abbey) as Pope Boniface VIII. Joining the drama for season two are Genevieve Gaunt (The Royals) as Princess Isabella, Tom Forbes (The Bastard Executioner) as Prince Louis, and Clementine Nicholson (Underworld: Blood Wars) as Margaret, Princess of Burgundy.
Knightfall was created by Don Handfield (Kill the Messenger) and Richard Rayner (L.A. Without A Map). Handfield and Rayner serve as executive producers with Jeremy Renner, Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg, Cyrus Voris, Ethan Reiff, Rick Jacobson, Barry Jossen, and Arturo Interian. Executive producer Aaron Helbing (Spartacus: War of the Damned) is the showrunner.
The Season 2 Plot:
Knightfall goes inside the medieval politics and warfare of the Knights Templar, the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages. The series goes deep into the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks to learn who these knights were, how they lived, and what they died believing. With the historical and ruthless downfall of the Templar Order on the horizon, season two focuses on themes such as power, redemption, revenge, betrayal, family, and ultimately an epic war between church and state.