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KNIGHTFALL (HISTORY)
Premieres in Fall 2017 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2017/2018 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from History's press release, June 2016) HISTORY(R) today announced casting for its new ten-episode drama series Knightfall from A+E Studios in association with Oscar(R) and Golden Globe(R) nominee Jeremy Renner's and Don Handfield's production company The Combine and Midnight Radio. Joining the cast are 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. They join previously announced Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey) who stars 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. Executive producer Jeremy Renner is expected to guest star. Production on Knightfall begins this summer in the Czech Republic and Croatia.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bobby Schofield as Parsifal
· Julian Ovenden as De Nogaret
· Olivia Ross as Queen Joan of Navarre
· Padraic Delaney as Gawain
· Sabrina Bartlett as Princess Isabella
· Sarah-Sofie Boussnina as Adelina
· Simon Merrells as Tancrede
· Tom Cullen as Landry
CREW INFORMATION:
· Andre Nemec as EP
· Arturo Interian as EIP (History)
· Dirk Hoogstra as EP (History)
· Don Handfield as CRTR/EP
· Jana Bennett as EIP (History)
· Jeff Pinkner as EP
· Jeremy Renner as EP
· Josh Appelbaum as EP
· Richard Rayner as CRTR/EP
· Russ McCarroll as EIP (History)
· Scott Rosenberg as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· A+E Studios
· Combine, The
· Midnight Radio