Variety reports Tom Cullen will star in Jeremy Renner’s Knightfall TV show on History. Knightfall tells the stories of the elite Crusade warriors, the Knights Templar. Renner will appear in the drama series. He is also executive producing, with creators Don Handfield and Richard Rayner. Production is slated for summer 2016.
According to the report, Cullen has been cast as the lead character, Landry, described as, “…a veteran warrior of the Crusades who becomes the leader of the Templars and serves as the driving force behind their quest to retrieve Christianity’s most prized relic: The Holy Grail.”
Here is more on Cullen’s Landry character, from Variety:
A fighter of remarkable skill and brave to the point of recklessness, his faith in God and in himself has been deeply shaken by their failure in the Holy Land. However, after years of lamenting the loss of the Grail, Landry’s hope reignites when news of its existence emerges, causing him to lead the Templars on a journey of mystery, faith and bloodshed to recover the artifact.
The Knights Templar’s heroic exploits in the Crusades that have fascinated for centuries, inspiring popular stories from Knights of the Round Table to the Jedi Knights of Star Wars. Knightfall reveals the great secrets protected by the Templars and tells the story of faith, loyalty and brotherhood that help 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.
Executive producers from Midnight Radio are Jeff Pinkner, Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, and Scott Rosenberg. Jana Bennett, Arturo Interian, and Russ McCarroll are the Executives in Charge of Production for History. Knightfall will be distributed internationally by A+E Networks.