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TCA16: History Sets ‘Knightfall’ Series

History has greenlit a new original scripted drama series Knightfall, the network announced Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour.

The series, based on the true accounts of the Knights Templar Crusades warriors, is produced by Jeremy Renner’s and Don Handfield’s production company The Combine and Midnight Radio, said network officials. Renner is expected to guest star in Knightfall, and A&E will announce additional cast and production details at a later date.

“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.”