Prague-Shot TV Series ‘Knightfall’ Gets Debut Trailer
The Templar Knights’ epic quest for the Holy Grail is the basis for the new History Channel TV series Knightfall, which was shot at Prague’s Barrandov Studios over the summer and fall of 2016.
Filming at Barrandov last year didn’t exactly go off without a hitch: the entire 14th-Century medieval village set went up in flames in August, causing damages estimated at the time to be in the range of 100 million crowns ($4 million).
Thankfully, production was only temporarily delayed as producers decided to stay in the country and rebuild the Barrandov set as quickly as possible.
Produced by Jeremy Renner and Dominic Minghella, Knightfall stars Downton Abbey’s Tom Cullen as Landry, a Crusades veteran who leads the Knights Templar on their quest for the Holy Grail.
Pádraic Delaney (The Tudors), Simon Merrells (Spartacus: Blood and Sand), Olivia Ross (War and Peace), Julian Ovenden (Downton Abbey), Ed Stoppard, Sabrina Bartlett, Bobby Schofield, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, and Nasser Memarzia also feature among the primary cast.
Executive Producer Renner, known best for his Oscar-nominated role in The Hurt Locker and as Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series of films, is rumored to have a supporting role.
Renner recently returned to the Czech Republic to receive the Festival President’s Award at this year’s Karlovy Vary film fest.
While primarily shot at Barrandov Studios in Prague, filming for Knightfall also took place in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Yesterday, The History Channel revealed the first glimpses of what to expect from the series with a debut trailer released on its website:
Knightfall is slated to premiere on the History Channel in the states this November.