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Knightfall: Is the History TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture Watch Will the Knights Templar live to fight another day? Has the Knightfall TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on History? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Knightfall, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? A History Middle Ages drama, Knightfall stars Tom Cullen, Pádraic Delaney, Simon Merrells, Olivia Ross, Ed Stoppard, Sabrina Bartlett, Julian Ovenden, Jim Carter, Bobby Schofield, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Sam Hazeldine, and Nasser Memarzia. Years after the Templars lose their last Holy Land stronghold, their dying Master Commander points them to the possible location of the Holy Grail. Whether they’re waging war in the Holy Land
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Knightfall: Season One Ratings

As sister station A&E concentrates on "reality" programming, History is increasing its scripted offerings. They've already had some success in the ratings with Vikings and Six. Now, they're introducing another bellicose drama, the Knightfall TV show, from executive producer Jeremy Renner. Will it prove to be a success? Will Knightfall be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. Set in the Middle Ages, Knightfall tells the story of the Knights Templar. The scripted History drama stars Tom Cullen, Pádraic Delaney, Simon Merrells, Olivia Ross, Ed Stoppard, Sabrina Bartlett, Julian Ovenden, Jim Carter, Bobby Schofield, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Sam Hazeldine, and Nasser Memarzia. Years after the Templars lose their last Holy Land stronghold, their dying Master Commander points them to the possible location of the Holy Grail. Whether they're waging war in the Holy Land or in conflict with the king, they are rushing headlong toward
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Mark E Smith Remembered

Mark E Smith and The Fall lived on the outskirts of alternative rock and pop music for over forty years.

I saw them once in '85. They played the Hammersmith Palais. I went with my brother Phil who was a big fan from the start. The place wasn’t packed but the core was positioned around the band, close. Many of them taping the show. I had this sense of the stage being low and we were really in on the vibe. Which was heavy, carrying a low-level threat of aggression. It felt like cheap grindy speed.

I didn't know the songs but they steered pretty close to The Fall formula. Heavy repetitive bass and drums. Jangly guitar, rough keyboards and this dead ahead vocal. Part drunk in the pub, part accosting wind up on the street ("give us a quid, lend us a fag, go buy me a pie
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Knightfall: Season Two? History Channel Series Reportedly Renewed

Knightfall: Season Two? History Channel Series Reportedly Renewed
Will there be another season of Knightfall? According to SpoilerTV, History has renewed the new TV show for a second season.The historical drama is set in the Middle Ages and tells the story of the Knights Templar. The cast includes Tom Cullen, Pádraic Delaney, Simon Merrells, Olivia Ross, Ed Stoppard, Sabrina Bartlett, Julian Ovenden, Jim Carter, Bobby Schofield, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Sam Hazeldine, and Nasser Memarzia
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Knightfall

Network: History. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: December 6, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Tom Cullen, Pádraic Delaney, Simon Merrells, Olivia Ross, Ed Stoppard, Sabrina Bartlett, Julian Ovenden, Jim Carter, Bobby Schofield, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Sam Hazeldine, and Nasser Memarzia. TV show description: From creators Don Handfield and Richard Rayner, the Knightfall TV show is a fictional historical drama set in the Middle Ages. The story kicks off in the year 1291, as the Knights Templar lose their last Holy Land stronghold -- the City of Acre. The battle claims the lives of many of their order and the Holy Grail is lost, seemingly forever. Fifteen years later,
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‘Knightfall’ Review: A Look at the Aftermath of the Crusades That’s Brutal in All the Wrong Ways

‘Knightfall’ Review: A Look at the Aftermath of the Crusades That’s Brutal in All the Wrong Ways
This is either the best or worst time to be releasing a new series set in the aftermath of The Crusades, a centuries-long campaign to claim the Holy Land as Christian territory. Regardless of its timing, the new History series “Knightfall” falls short of the careful examination that this monumental period of world history deserves. Ambitious in its scale, but hamstrung by its conventions, “Knightfall” often confuses violence and brutality for visceral authenticity. Using the Templar Knights as an entry point into a volatile period in France and the world at large, the result is a series that often focuses its energies on the least compelling areas of its tapestry.

As a sword and shield epic, “Knightfall” brings a kind of visual comfort that will likely endear it to pre-existing fans of “Game of Thrones,” “Lord of the Rings,” or even “Braveheart” (whose antagonist King Edward “Longshanks” I is name-dropped
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Tom Cullen on Why 'Knightfall' Is the 'Best Thing' He's Ever Done (Exclusive)

Tom Cullen on Why 'Knightfall' Is the 'Best Thing' He's Ever Done (Exclusive)
The Knightfall crew moved heaven and earth to bring the show to screen... and so did its star, Tom Cullen

The show was picked up for 10 episodes straight-to-series in January 2016, signifying History's confidence in the Jeremy Renner-executive produced project, despite a massive set fire halfway through filming, and a Welsh actor who auditioned for the role of a warrior monk looking "like a mix between a gerbil and a Christmas pudding." 

"Honestly, I looked like a turkey!" Cullen boldly confesses to Et after a night out promoting the show in Los Angeles. "I had just come out of Christmas, and I just looked like Christmas, do you know what I mean? I was the human equivalent of Christmas, so I had to do a lot of work in order to make myself look like a knight." 

The actor was in the gym five hours a day for three months "to make myself look less [like a] turkey" before filming
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Review: ‘Angelica’ is an Erratic Psychosexual Victorian-Era Ghost Story

Midway through Angelica, a medium (played by a hammy, bug-eyed Janet McTeer) talks to Constance (Jena Malone) about the ghostly apparition plaguing her and her daughter Angelica at night. “I’m not a man,” she says. “Do not tell me what you know, or what you can prove. Tell me what you feel.” It’s one line out of many writer/director Mitchell Lichtenstein uses in his psychosexual Victorian-era ghost story to make his points about misogyny and sexual repression clear, although his blunt-force clarity ends up strangling away any sense of tension or intrigue. For a film dealing with the unknown of the supernatural, it wants viewers to know as much as possible about its subtext.

Before things started going bump in the night, Constance found herself living out a storybook romance. An orphan with no status or money to her name, she catches the eye of scientist Joseph
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Official Trailer for Horror Thriller Film 'Angelica' Starring Jena Malone

"The evil that troubles your home must see that I am your invited guest." Freestyle has revealed an official trailer for the horror thriller Angelica, which has been sitting on the shelf for two years awaiting release. Angelica is the latest film from Mitchell Lichtenstein, the director of that wacky, freaky horror film Teeth from a decade ago. This is a supernatural thriller set in Victorian England about a couple who encounter a ghost in their house after having a baby named Angelica. It's described as a "spellbinding ghost story about desire, repression and its consequences", which sounds like it could be good, but also sounds like it could be bad. Jena Malone stars, also with Ed Stoppard, Janet McTeer, Tovah Feldshuh, Charles Keating, Daniel Gerroll, and James Norton. The footage is creepy, but it doesn't seem like anything that special. Here's the official trailer (+ old poster) for Mitchell Lichtenstein's Angelica,
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Trailer for ‘Teeth’ Director’s Gothic Horror ‘Angelica’

Trailer for ‘Teeth’ Director’s Gothic Horror ‘Angelica’
Freestyle Digital Media has released the trailer for the gothic drama Angelica, written and directed by Teeth‘s Mitchell Lichtenstein and starring Jena Malone (Sucker Punch, The Hunger Games), two-time Academy Award nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs, Tumbleweeds) and Ed Stoppard (The Pianist). It’s slated for release on VOD and in limited theaters November 17th. “Angelica is a gothic tale […]
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History’s Knights Templar series Knightfall gets a trailer

History has debuted a new trailer for its upcoming original historical drama Knightfall. The series recounts the fall and persecution of the mysterious military order the Knights Templar, and features a cast that includes Tom Cullen, Sam Hazeldine, Simon Merrells, Jim Carter, Olivia Ross, Ed Stoppard, Julian Ovenden, Sabrina Bartlett, Padraic Delaney, and Bobby Schofield; watch it below…

The Knights Templar were the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages, entrusted with protecting Christianity’s most prized relic—the Holy Grail—and harboring secrets capable of great destruction.

Knightfall goes deep into the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks. From their battles in the Holy Land, to their complex relationship with the King of France, to the betrayal that would ultimately lead to their tragic dissolution, the story of the Knights Templar has never been fully told until now.

Knightfall is set to premiere on December 6th.
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Knightfall: new trailer released and air date confirmed

Kirsten Howard Michael Ahr Sep 26, 2017

A new crusades-era drama on the History Channel is ready to roll out, and we've now got a big trailer and a confirmed air date for the show.

Following in the tradition of its highly successful period drama, Vikings, the History Channel is all set to introduce another historical fiction series to the world. Entitled Knightfall, it aims to capture the political intrigue of the Crusades and the Knights Templar, who sought the holy grail during the Middle Ages.

We now have a proper, full trailer for the series. It gives viewers a good idea of how broadly Knightfall intends to explore the world of 1306....

The first trailer gave us a glimpse of the mystery surrounding the location of the holy grail and how the warriors of the Templar Order sought it against all enemies.

Knightfall air date

Knightfall will make its debut on the History Channel on December 6,
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Medieval Drama ‘Knightfall’ Gets Winter Premiere Date at History

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Medieval Drama ‘Knightfall’ Gets Winter Premiere Date at History
History has set a Dec. 6 premiere date for “Knightfall,” the network announced on Monday. The 10-episode series delves into the medieval politics and warfare of the Knights Templar, the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages who were entrusted with protecting Christianity’s most precious relics. “Downton Abbey” alum Tom Cullen stars in the series as the headstrong Templar Knight Landry as he embarks on a mission in search of the Holy Grail. Also Read: 'Vikings' Lands Early Season 6 Renewal From History The series also stars Pádraic Delaney, Simon Merrells, Jim Carter, Olivia Ross, Ed Stoppard,
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Freestyle Digital Nabs Mitchell Lichtenstein’s Thriller ‘Angelica’ & Family Comedy ‘Swing Away’

Exclusive: Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution arm of Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios, has secured the U.S rights to horror thriller Angelica, written and directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein. The film, which stars Jena Malone, Janet McTeer, Ed Stoppard, and Tovah Feldshuh, will be released in domestic theaters and on digital platforms on November 17. It takes place in Victorian London, and centers on a young couple (Malone and Stoppard) who were…
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Freestyle Acquires Gothic Horror ‘Angelica’ From the Director of ‘Teeth’

Freestyle Acquires Gothic Horror ‘Angelica’ From the Director of ‘Teeth’
Freestyle Digital Media has acquired the gothic drama Angelica, written and directed by Teeth‘s Mitchell Lichtenstein and starring Jena Malone (Sucker Punch, The Hunger Games), two-time Academy Award nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs, Tumbleweeds) and Ed Stoppard (The Pianist). It’s slated for release on VOD and in limited theaters November 17th. “Angelica is a gothic tale of a newly […]
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Dan Dare coming to Big Finish in December

Big Finish has announced today that we will be seeing Dan Dare arrive as a brand new audio production from B7 Media which will star Ed Stoppard as the titular hero alongside Geoff McGivern as Digby, Heida Reed as Professor Peabody and Raad Rawi as the villainous Mekon.

Created by Frank Hampson, Colonel Daniel McGregor Dare appeared in the British action comic The Eagle from 1950 – 1967. In 1977 Dan Dare continued his adventures in the 2000Ad comic under the helm of a cluster of writers and artists, including Pat Mills and Dave Gibbons. You can check out our review of Dan Dare – The 2000Ad Years – Vol. 1 here and read our Pat Mills interview too.

Jason Haigh-Ellery (Big Finish Managing Director) explained, “My first introduction to Dan Dare was at the age of nine through the pages of the legendary comic 2000Ad. He was the pilot of the future and artist Bellardinelli brought
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Home Fires: Cancelled by ITV; No Season Three

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You can't keep the home fires burning in UK. The Home Fires TV show has been cancelled by ITV. Actor Daniel Ryan, who played Bryn Brindsley in the World War II era drama, broke the bad news on Twitter. His tweet reads: "So, it is with huge sadness I must tell you that #HomeFires has been cancelled. Awful to leave stories untold and lives incomplete. Sorry."

Executive producer Catherine Oldfield also tweeted about the Home Fires cancellation, saying: "So very sorry that #Homefires won't be back. We loved making the show & that it was well received by so many made it all the more special." The Home Fires cast also includes: Samantha Bond, Francesca Annis, Ruth Gemmell, Claire Rushbrook, Ed Stoppard, Chris Coghill, Clare Calbraith, Fenella Woolgar, Mark Bazeley, and Mike Noble.
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Round-Up: The Witch Alamo Drafthouse Screenings, Night Terrors Trailer, Angelica, The Final Project Clip, The Terrible Two

In just two weeks, Alamo Drafthouses nationwide will host screenings of A24's The Witch. More details on that story after the jump. Also in this round-up: a trailer for Night Terrors, Angelica release details, a new clip from The Final Project, and four images from The Terrible Two.

The Witch: Press Release: "Austin, TX - Feb 3, 2016 - The Alamo Drafthouse is excited to announce A24's chilling new horror film The Witch as the latest Drafthouse Recommends title. The film will open at Alamo Drafthouse locations nationwide with "sneak preview" screenings on the night of Feb. 18th, 2016. In the lead up to that opening date, select Alamo locations will also host free retrospective screenings of witchcraft horror classics to get audiences in the, er, spirit and to set the stage for director Robert Eggers' debut feature and groundbreaking new take on the genre.

And, for a limited time this month,
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Spotlight Pictures Acquires Supernatural Gothic Drama Angelica

News hit today that Spotlight Pictures has acquired worldwide sales for Teeth director Mitchell Lichtenstein’s supernatural gothic drama Angelica. Featuring a cast comprised of Jena Malone (The Hunger Games, Contact), Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs, Tumbleweeds) and Ed Stoppard (The Pianist), the film also boasts a crew of two-time Academy Award® nominee cinematographer Dick Pope (Mr. Turner and The Illusionist), Academy Award® nominee costume designer Rita Ryack (Casino, Apollo 13) and Academy Award® winning production designer Luciana Arrighi (Howard’S End). Two-time César winner Zbigniew Preisner composed the score.

Regarding the acquisition, Lichtenstein had the follow to say: “I’m psyched to be putting Angelica into the capable hands of the folks at Spotlight Pictures,” said Lichtenstein. “They will be effective, enthusiastic custodians of our beautiful and intensely emotional film, bringing it to a wide and diverse audience.”

Angelica is a gothic tale of a newly married couple living in
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Angelica: Gothic Horror Picked For Worldwide Sales By Spotlight Pictures

It has been quite some time since we have had the opportunity to talk about Teeth director Mitchell Lichtenstein. Some eight years later and we have news about his latest film, the Gothic horror flick, Angelica. A year after its premiere in Berlin the film is going back to the festival in the European Film Market for sale. ...the film stars Jena Malone (The Hunger Games, Contact), two-time Academy Award nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs, Tumbleweeds) and Ed Stoppard (The Pianist). Angelica is a gothic tale of a newly married couple living in Victorian London who endures a series of increasingly alarming psychological and supernatural effects following the birth of their child....

[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]
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