Tom Cullen to Star in Jeremy Renner’s History Series ‘Knightfall’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Tom Cullen will topline History’s upcoming series “Knightfall,” Variety has learned exclusively. The drama hails from exec producer Jeremy Renner.

“Knightfall” chronicles the mysterious but true accounts of the Knights Templar, the elite warriors of the Crusades. The first season will consist of 10 episodes.

Cullen has been cast in the lead role of Landry, a veteran warrior of the Crusades who becomes the leader of the Templars and serves as the driving force behind their quest to retrieve Christianity’s most prized relic: The Holy Grail. A fighter of remarkable skill and brave to the point of recklessness, his faith in God and in himself has been deeply shaken by their failure in the Holy Land. However, after years of lamenting the loss of the Grail, Landry’s hope reignites when news of its existence emerges, causing him to lead the Templars on a journey of mystery, faith and bloodshed to recover the artifact.

Renner is expected to appear in the show, and is an exec producer along with his producing partner Don Handfield, who created the series with Richard Rayner. Renner and Handfield are producing by way of their shingle The Combine. Other exec producers are Jeff Pinkner, Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg. Jana Bennett, Arturo Interian and Russ McCarroll are the executives in charge of production for History. A+E Studios is producing “Knightfall.”

Production on “Knightfall” begins this summer.

Cullen is repped by Ruth Young at United Agents and WME.

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  1. John says:

    Just saw this being filmed in Dubrovnik. Everyone thought it was game of thrones. It looks cool – battle scene in the harbor.

  2. Bill B. says:

    This sounds awful to me, but Cullen is such an excellent actor I was wishing for a bigger film career. He was terrific in Weekend, a film that he won a few international awards for. If you’re not homophobic, check it out.

  3. Janet Van Dyne says:

    Loved him on Downton Abbey!

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