"Knightfall" (TV show) is a drama series on History Channel that chronicles the mysterious-but-true accounts of the Knights Templar, the elite warriors of the Crusades.

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.

The cast includes Tom Cullen ("Downton Abbey") as Landry, a veteran warrior of the Crusades, who becomes the leader of the Templars and serves as the driving force behind their quest to retrieve Christianity's most prized relic: The Holy Grail; Bobby Schofield ("Black Sea," "Our World War") as Parsifal, a young man of ordinary birth who will join the Knights Templar seeking revenge, but ultimately finds a higher purpose; Sabrina Bartlett ("DaVinci's Demons," "Poldark") as Princess Isabella, Queen Joan and King Philip's daughter, her upcoming wedding stands to forge a powerful political alliance for France; Julian Ovenden ("Downton Abbey," "Person of Interest," "The Colony") as De Nogaret, King Philip's Machiavellian lawyer and right hand man; Sarah-Sofie Boussnina ("The Bridge," "The Absent One") as Adelina, as a child she was rescued in the Holy Land by the Templar Knights, but now in her early 20s, she lives on the streets of Paris as a thief; Padraic Delaney ("The Wind That Shakes the Barley," "The Tudors") as Gawain, once the greatest swordsman of the Templar Order whose role with them is at a crossroads; Simon Merrells ("Spartacus," "Dominion") as Tancrede, a veteran sergeant fanatically devoted to the Templar Knight cause and Olivia Ross ("War and Peace," "Blowing Louder than the Wind ," "Father of My Children") as Queen Joan of Navarre, Queen of France and Queen Regnant of Navarre, a devoted mother, warrior, and a formidable diplomat and strategist.

"Knightfall" is produced by A+E Studios in association with Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Jeremy Renner's and Don Handfield's production company The Combine and Midnight Radio. The series was created and is executive produced by Don Handfield ("Touchback," "The Founder," "Kill the Messenger") and Richard Rayner ("L.A. Without a Map"), with Renner ("American Hustle," "The Hurt Locker") also serving as executive producer from The Combine. Executive producers from Midnight Radio are Jeff Pinkner ("Alias," "Fringe"), Andre Nemec ("Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol"), Josh Appelbaum ("Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol") and Scott Rosenberg ("Beautiful Girls"). Jana Bennett, Arturo Interian and Russ McCarroll are the executives in charge of production for History.

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Network: History Channel
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: 2017
Seasons: 1
Production Companies:
A+E Studios
The Combine
Midnight Radio

History Greenlights 'Knightfall' — Due later this year, the new drama series chronicles the mysterious-but-true accounts of the Knights Templar, the elite warriors of the Crusades. Read more...

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