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Old 12-07-17, 12:51 AM   #1
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Knightfall (History) -- Knights Templar drama -- From EP Jeremy Renner -- 12/6/17







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HISTORY's new drama series "Knightfall," makes its series debut on Wednesday, December 6 at 10 PM ET/PT. From A+E Studios in association with Jeremy Renner's The Combine and Midnight Radio, the ten episode season takes viewers inside the medieval politics and warfare of the Knights Templar, the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages who were entrusted with protecting Christianity's most precious relics.

"Knightfall" begins after the fall of the city of Acre, the Templar's last stronghold in the Holy Land, where the Holy Grail is lost. Years later, a clue emerges suggesting the whereabouts of the Grail and sends the Templars, led by the noble, courageous and headstrong Templar Knight Landry (Tom Cullen, "Downton Abbey," "Gunpowder"), on a life or death mission to find the lost Cup of Christ. From their battles in the Holy Land, to their clash with the King of France, to the dark events leading to the demise of the Templar Order on Friday the 13th, 1307 - a date which became synonymous with bad luck - the story of the Knights Templar has never been fully told until now. Focusing on themes such as belief, sacrifice, politics, love, power and revenge - "Knightfall" goes deep into the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks to find out who these knights were, how they lived, and what they died believing. In addition to Cullen, the drama series also stars Pádraic Delaney (The Wind That Shakes the Barley, "The Tudors") as Gawain, once the greatest swordsman of the Templar Order who was crippled at Acre, and Simon Merrells ("Spartacus", "Dominion") as Tancrede, a steadfast, brave, and resolute knight who venerates his Templar vows above all else.

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Probably not going to be a huge draw here. Period dramas like this rarely get much attention.
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Old 12-07-17, 01:57 AM   #2
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Re: Knightfall (History) -- Knights Templar drama -- From EP Jeremy Renner -- 12/6/17

Looking forward to it
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Old 12-10-17, 01:33 AM   #3
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Re: Knightfall (History) -- Knights Templar drama -- From EP Jeremy Renner -- 12/6/17

I watched it this morning and thought it was ok. Cullen never showed much personality on Downton and he continued that trend here.

Looking forward to Jim Carter showing up, though it will be weird seeing Carson as the Pope.
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Re: Knightfall (History) -- Knights Templar drama -- From EP Jeremy Renner -- 12/6/17

Looks interesting ... Missed the first episode, but setting my DVR so I can watch this ... well, sometime!
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Re: Knightfall (History) -- Knights Templar drama -- From EP Jeremy Renner -- 12/6/17

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Looks interesting ... Missed the first episode, but setting my DVR so I can watch this ... well, sometime!
You can watch the 1st episode on demand.

and it's re-airing 3 more times. Monday 11pm ET, Tuesday 3am ET and Wednesday at 8am ET
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Old 12-13-17, 11:53 PM   #6
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Re: Knightfall (History) -- Knights Templar drama -- From EP Jeremy Renner -- 12/6/17

Meh... I didn't love it. Nothing leaps out at me (except the awful CGI in the battle scenes). It just didn't grab me. And felt kinda cheap, too... as if it was the History version of a SyFy movie. I'll give the second episode a shot, though.
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Old 12-17-17, 03:50 PM   #7
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Re: Knightfall (History) -- Knights Templar drama -- From EP Jeremy Renner -- 12/6/17

I waited to watch the first two episodes. The first especially was not as good as I'd hoped. The siege of Acre was more abbreviated then I'd have liked, the plot with the peasant farmer was basic and predictable, and a couple of actions such as Godfrey's seemed like they could have been better thought out.

Still, I think that the 2nd episode was a bit better and showed some promising possibilities for the future. I definitely liked Pope Boniface VIII, the character of the king's brother and the hint of future plot lines there. Since I love the period then I'll continue with it.
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Old 12-18-17, 07:57 AM   #8
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Re: Knightfall (History) -- Knights Templar drama -- From EP Jeremy Renner -- 12/6/17

I got about 20 minutes in and deleted the first and second episode. this show needs the MST3K treatment to make it watchable.
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Re: Knightfall (History) -- Knights Templar drama -- From EP Jeremy Renner -- 12/6/17

I have no idea what people were looking for, I thought the first two episodes were fairly riveting. I have some prior familiarity with Knights Templar history, maybe that helps.
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Old 12-30-17, 05:31 PM   #10
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Re: Knightfall (History) -- Knights Templar drama -- From EP Jeremy Renner -- 12/6/17

I watched eps 2-4 this afternoon. I think the story with the French royals is more entertaining than the Templars so far. Not sure if that bodes well.
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Old 12-30-17, 09:57 PM   #11
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Re: Knightfall (History) -- Knights Templar drama -- From EP Jeremy Renner -- 12/6/17

I'm enjoying it. I love dramas from this time period, though.

The princess went from smitten to out for blood in a nanosecond.
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Re: Knightfall (History) -- Knights Templar drama -- From EP Jeremy Renner -- 12/6/17

Renewed for a 2nd season. Mark Hamill joins the cast: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/li...istory-1134279
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