Knightfall season two was confirmed by the US History channel in August 2018 and the highly anticipated second series is finally here on both sides of the Atlantic. Knightfall is the historical drama about the Knights Templar in the Middle Ages. Read on to find out more about Knightfall season two.
When is Knightfall out?
Knightfall season two premiered on Monday, March 25 on the US History Channel.
Sadly, the UK is slightly behind the US in terms of the Knightfall release date and unfortunately, an official date has not yet been confirmed.
Season one premiered in December 2017 in the US and in July 2018 in the UK, so it is possible the UK will be a few months behind the US.
UK viewers can watch Knightfall season two via the History UK channel when it airs and on Amazon Instant Video at £1.99 per episode.
This article will be updated when more information is available.
There are eight episodes in the second series of Knightfall, this is two episodes less than the first season.
The episode titles for the first two episodes have been revealed as God’s Executioners and The Devil Inside.
WHO DOES MARK HAMILL PLAY IN KNIGHTFALL?
Who stars in Knightfall season 2?
There are a whole host of new characters joining the cast of Knightfall season two.
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill will play Talus, a Knight Templar who survived captivity in the Holy Land and is in charge of training new Knights for battle.
The Royals actor Tom Forbes will star in Knightfall season two as Prince Louis, the son of King Philip.
Fellow The Royals cast member, Genevieve Gaunt, will portray Isabella King Philip’s daughter, who went onto become the Queen of England as the wife of Edward II and later regent of England until 1330.
Many characters from season one of Knightfall will be returning for the new series.
Downtown Abbey’s Tom Cullen will reprise his role as Knightfall’s main character, Templar leader Landry du Lauzon.
Other returning characters include Padraic Delaney as Gawain, Simon Merrells as Tancrede, Jim Carter as Pope Boniface VIII, Sam Hazledine as Godfrey and Ed Stoppard as King Philip IV of France.
WHERE IS KNIGHTFALL FILMED AND SET?
What will happen in Knightfall season 2?
At the end of season one, it looked like the Knight’s had found the Holy Grail.
However, the final seconds of the finale suggested the Knights had not found the real grail after Templar Master Berenger (played by Peter O’Meara) uncovered a scroll with names written on it, hidden inside the grail.
Olivia Ross, who plays Queen Joan of France and Navarre told Syfy Wire: “I liked that the scene left it open to a little interpretation in the sense that it didn’t save her but perhaps instead saved the baby’s life. Is it the Grail, is it not the Grail? Tragically, it’s what you want.
“You’re leaving it to the audience to decide what they want to believe. There’s this ambiguity where you wish it works, but then it doesn’t, but something else takes over and it’s not what you expected.“
Ed Stoppard, who plays King Phillip, told Entertainment Online that the Grail amongst other things will be on his character’s mind.
He said: “I don’t expect Philip to open a hippie commune in southern France and retire to grow grapes and make wine.
“I think the after-effects of this will probably scar his character, and by extension, his behaviour.
“Now that it’s been revealed that the Grail is in France and close by, I would imagine that Philip would use everything within his power to try and take the Grail back.
“And I would also presume that Landry will be doing his utmost to keep it out of Philip’s hands.”
Season two of Knightfall could possibly cover the fall of the Knights Templar.
In 1312, the Knights Templar was disbanded by Pope Clement V under pressure from King Phillip IV of France.
King Phillip who was in deep debt with the Knights Templar and took advantage of rumours that the Knights denied Christ.
He ordered the arrest of all members and many were tortured into false confessions and burned at the stake.
Historian Dan Jones, who is a historical consultant on the show told Express.co.uk: “I think is what I enjoy about Knightfall is you just don’t know. Historically, I know what happens in the end. Like everything else in history, they all die in the end.
“But how the show achieves that and how it goes about the business of blending its own internal mythologies to the real known history of the fall of the Templars, which is to say they were brought down by a pack of lies and scurrilous persecution and medieval fake news on the part of the king of France at the time.”
IS KNIGHTFALL HISTORICALLY ACCURATE?
Is there a trailer for Knightfall season 2?
Yes, there is a trailer for Knightfall season two which you can watch above.
The trailer mainly focuses on Mark Hamill’s character, Talus.
Judging by the trailer, Knightfall season two will pick up from the bloody battle at the end of episode one.
The trailer also reveals that Landry was accepted back into the Templar order and King Phillip IV of France will be exerting his power.
Fans can expect scenes of violence and bloody battles, with the trailer coming to an end with a knight shouting “prepare for war”.
Knightfall season two airs Mondays on the US History Channel.
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