In an epic exploration of the world of the Knights Templar, Knightfall takes viewers inside the medieval politics and warfare of the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages.
The highly-anticipated drama series premieres in Australia with a double episode on Thursday 1 February at 8.30pm on SBS and continues Thursdays at 9.30pm. SBS On Demand will have a sneak preview of the first episode available from 25 January.
Knightfall chronicles the mysterious accounts of the Knights Templar; the elite warriors of the Crusades. It delves into the great secrets protected by the Templars and tells the story of faith, loyalty and brotherhood that helped sustain these warriors on the battlefield, and the dark events that would forever sear the infamous date of Friday the 13th into the world’s psyche.
From the creative minds of Don Handfield (The Founder) and Richard Reyner (L.A. Without a Map), Knightfall is executive-produced by Jeremy Renner (Captain America: Civil War), with Dominic Minghella (Doc Martin, Robin Hood) acting as showrunner and executive producer.
The ten-episode series stars Tom Cullen (Black Mirror, Orphan Black), Pádraic Delaney (Dark Touch), Simon Merrells (Spartacus), Olivia Ross (Personal Shopper), Ed Stoppard (Genius), Sabrina Bartlett (Da Vinci’s Demons), Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), and Julian Ovenden (Downton Abbey).
From their battles in the Holy Land, to their complex relationship with the King of France, to the betrayal that would ultimately lead to their tragic dissolution, the story of the Knights Templar has never been fully told until now.
KNIGHTFALL premieres Thursday 1 February at 8.30pm on SBS and continues Thursdays at 9.30pm.
SBS On Demand will have a sneak preview of episode one available from 25 January. Then, all episodes will be available after broadcast anytime, anywhere, for free via SBS On Demand.