Capitalizing on a recent resurgence of interest in historical and fantasy dramas (and maybe the success of series like HBO’s Game of Thrones), Battlestar Galactica executive producer Ronald D. Moore is developing a television adaptation of the 2001 Heath Ledger film A Knight’s Tale for ABC. The original movie mixed medieval action and romance with a modern soundtrack, which the television series would reportedly retain.
Moore will write the new series, which has a script commitment from ABC, and produce alongside Tall Ship Productions. A Knight’s Tale was Ledger’s first big starring role, and the film’s box office success likely helped get the then 22-year-old actor noticed as a leading man. For more of this new project, hit the jump.