MIPTV: Knightfall Producer Jeremy Renner on Making History's Knights Templar Epic (Hollywood Reporter)
- 06 Apr
- Written by coolshades
The drama series, starring Tom Cullen, Simon Merrells, Olivia Ross and Sabrina Bartlett, had its world premiere in Cannes Tuesday night.
Avengers star Jeremy Renner has always had a thing for knights.
“When I was a kid, it was cowboys and knights. But even when I was a struggling actor, I collected knight swords — who knows what I thought I was doing,” said the actor, explaining why he boarded Knightfall, the new drama series from the History Channel on the Knights Templar, the real-life order of warrior monks from the Middle Ages
Renner was on hand Tuesday night for the world premiere of Knightfall at the international television conference MIPTV in Cannes. A+E Networks, which is rolling out the series worldwide, pulled out all the stops for the event, held in suitably epic style in a medieval castle just outside the city.
Knightfall traces the history of the Knights Templar by looking at their downfall. The 10-hour series covers the period from 1291, when the Knights Templar were forced out of Acre, their last stronghold in Jerusalem, to Friday the 13th of October 1307, when King Philip IV of France disbanded the order (the source, many believe, of the Friday the 13th superstition.)