Knightfall takes viewers inside the clandestine world of the legendary Knights Templar, the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages. The 10-part series centres on Landry, the leader of this brotherhood, as they move between battles in the Holy Land and clashes with both the King of France and Pope Boniface VIII to the betrayal that would ultimately lead to their tragic dissolution on Friday the 13th – a date that became synonymous with bad luck.
Speaking to DQ, British actor Tom Cullen — who plays Landry — reveals what attracted him to the project and how the series bridges the gap between history and mythology.
He describes the emotionally and physically gruelling experience of filming the drama and offers his thoughts on the increasingly filmic production of TV drama.
Cullen also recalls working with author Harlan Coben on his first original story for television, Sky1 drama The Five.
Knightfall is produced by A+E Studios for History and distributed by A+E Networks.