Knightfall chronicles the actual events leading up to and following the persecution, downfall and burning at the stake of the Knights Templar on Friday the 13th, 1307. More than 700 years later, Friday the 13th is known as a cursed day because of this event. The scripted series is currently in development at History, said Dirk Hoogstra, EVP and General Manager, History and H2. A+E Studios is producing in association with Jeremy Renner and Don Handfield’s production company The Combine and Midnight Radio.
Knightfall is created and executive produced by Handfield (Touchback, The Founder, Kill The Messenger) and Richard Rayner (L.A. Without A Map) with Renner (American Hustle, The Hurt Locker) also serving as executive producer from The Combine. Executive producers from Midnight Radio are Jeff Pinkner (Alias, Fringe), Andre Nemec (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol), Josh Appelbaum (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) and Scott Rosenberg (Beautiful Girls).