Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A+E Studios' 10-episode Knightfall drama series coming to SABC3 from 26 July about the mysterious medieval world of the Knights Templar.

After it was scheduled and then abruptly yanked earlier this year, SABC3 has now rescheduled the drama series Knightfall for a new premiere date of Thursday 26 July at 21:30.

The 10-episode series from A+E Studios filmed in the Czech Republic and Croatia and broadcast last year on the History channel in America, revolves around the world of the Knights Templar and takes viewers inside the medieval politics and warfare of this secretive group - the mot powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages who were entrusted with protecting Christianity's most previous 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) 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.

Knightfall goes deep into the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks to fond out who these knights were, how they lived, and what they died believing.