Mark Hamill is about to go all medieval on your screen. Here’s the first teaser for Season 2 of History’s Knightfall, in which the erstwhile Luke Skywalker plays a battle-hardened Knight Templar veteran of the Crusades who survived a decade of captivity in the Holy Land and is tasked with training the new initiates to the Order.
Season 2 introduces the relationship between Hamill’s Talus and Landry (Tom Cullen). The master has a moral conflict about the courageous and headstrong Landry, who was left grief-stricken but hopeful at the end of the first season. The sword is the symbol that unites and divides the brotherhood this season, and its flames foreshadow what is to come for the Templars on Friday the 13th.
Produced by A+E Studios in association with the Combine and Midnight Radio, Knightfall explores a dark time in history from the Templar perspective, embracing an authentically grittier, darker and more brutal medieval period. It goes inside the politics and warfare of the Knights Templar, the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages, and goes deep into the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks to learn who these knights were, how they lived and what they died believing.
Regime change isn’t limited to the show’s on-screen medieval setting: Aaron Helbing (The Flash, Spartacus: War of the Damned) had taken over the reins of Knightfall as the Season 2 showrunner and executive producer.
No release date has been announced and the brief teaser offers only a “coming soon” notation at the end. The unofficial expectation is a spring release. The show’s producers will certainly seek to make the most of Hamill’s other knight job this year; on Dec. 20 he returns to the Star Wars universe for Episode IX, the J.J. Abrams-directed finale of the Skywalker family saga.
The spot debuts tonight during History’s signature drama Vikings. Check it out above.