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History Orders Scripted Drama ‘Knightfall’

Ten Initial Episodes Ordered

History has picked up “Knightfall,” an original scripted drama series chronicling the mysterious but true accounts of the Knights Templar, the elite warriors of the Crusades. Expected to premiere in late 2016, “Knightfall” will be produced by A+E Studios in association with Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Jeremy Renner’s and Don Handfield’s production company The Combine and Midnight Radio.

The scoop: The Knights Templar’s heroic exploits in the Crusades that have fascinated for centuries, inspiring popular stories from Knights of the Round Table to the Jedi Knights of “Star Wars.” “Knightfall” reveals the great secrets protected by the Templars and tells the story of faith, loyalty and brotherhood that help sustain these warriors on the battlefield, and the dark events that would forever sear the infamous date of Friday the 13th into the world’s psyche.

Ten episodes of “Knightfall” have been ordered.