History will develop a new scripted series with actor Jeremy Renner that will chronicle the rise and fall of the Knights Templar, the network said Monday.
The series, Knightfall, will chronicle the actual events that led up to and followed the persecution, downfall and burning at the stake of the Knights Templar on Friday the 13th, 1307, according to Dirk Hoogstra, executive vice president and General Manager, History & H2.
Knightfall will be produced by A+E Studios in association with Renner and Don Handfield’s production company The Combine and Midnight Radio, said network officials. Handfield, Richard Rayner and Renner will also serve as executive producers from The Combine. Jeff Pinkner, Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg will serve as executive producers from Midnight Radio, said network officials.