Mark Hamill in the First Knightfall Season 2 Promo

The spot aired this evening during the hit drama Vikings

HISTORY has released the first Knightfall Season 2 promo, which introduces the relationship between the characters Talus and Landry played by Mark Hamill (Star Wars, BAFTA-winning voice of The Joker) and Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey, Gunpowder), respectively. The spot aired this evening during the network’s hit drama Vikings.

Hamill joins the cast as Talus, a battle-hardened Knight Templar veteran of the Crusades, who survived captivity for ten years in the Holy Land and is tasked with training the new initiates to the Order. The voice over in this tease reveals Talus’ moral conflict with Landry (Cullen) as a Templar. 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. Cullen plays the courageous and headstrong Templar Knight, Landry, who last season we left grief-stricken but hopeful.

Knightfall explores a dark time in history from the Templar perspective, embracing an authentically grittier, darker, and more brutal Medieval period than has ever been seen before. The drama series goes inside the medieval 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.

Knightfall is an A+E Studios production in association with The Combine and Midnight Radio. Aaron Helbing serves as showrunner and executive producer. Executive producers for Midnight Radio are Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg. Don Handfield (Touchback, The Founder, Kill the Messenger) and Richard Rayner (L.A. Without a Map) serve as creators and executive producers for The Combine, with Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Jeremy Renner (American Hustle, The Hurt Locker) also serving as executive producer. Cyrus Voris (Legends), Ethan Reiff (Legends), Rick Jacobson (Ash vs Evil Dead) and Barry Jossen also executive produce. Arturo Interian is the executive producer for HISTORY.

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