For its second season, History’s Knightfall has enlisted the talents of Mark Hamill to play a craggy Knight Templar who trains new recruits, as Tom Cullen‘s Landry is looking for redemption and to re-join the order. The eight-episode return will be even more brutal than the first, as King Philip turns on the Templars and we march towards their eventual demise in 1307.
The series also stars Ed Stoppard (The Crown) as King Philip IV of France, Pádraic Delaney (The Wind That Shakes the Barley) as Gawain, Simon Merrells (Spartacus) as Tancrede, Julian Ovenden (Downton Abbey) as William DeNogaret, Jim Carter (Downton Abbey) as Pope Boniface VIII, and Genevieve Gaunt (The Royals) as Princess Isabella, the daughter of King Philip who history would eventually call “the she-wolf of France.”
Check out the trailer below; Knightfall Season 2 premieres Monday, March 25th on History.
Here’s the official synopsis for Knightfall Season 2:
“Knightfall” goes inside the medieval politics and warfare of the Knights Templar, the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages. The series goes deep into the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks to learn who these knights were, how they lived, and what they died believing. With the historical and ruthless downfall of the Templar Order on the horizon, season two focuses on themes such as power, redemption, revenge, betrayal, family, and ultimately an epic war between church and state. Hamill joins the cast as new character Talus, a battle-hardened Knight Templar veteran and initiate master who is tasked with preparing the next generation of men to proudly wear the iconic red cross on their chests and become “God’s Executioners.”