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Knightfall: season 2 - what's coming up?

HISTORY brings the 700-year-old tale of the Knights Templar to life once more with the long-awaited second season of medieval hit drama season, Knightfall.  If you didn't watch season 1, check out this Knightfall season 1 recap.

Season two will see an army of unimaginable power, led by the king of France, prepare to take down the Knights Templar forever. Tom Cullen leads an all-star cast as he reprises his role as disgraced Landry du Lauzon who must rise up once more through the Templar ranks to come to their defence. 

Season two will see an army of unimaginable power, led by the king of France, prepare to take down the Knights Templar forever. Tom Cullen leads an all-star cast as he reprises his role as disgraced Landry du Lauzon who must rise up once more through the Templar ranks to come to their defence. 

Mark Hamill joins the cast as new character Talus, a battle-hardened Knight Templar veteran and initiate master. He is tasked with preparing the next generation of men to proudly wear the iconic red cross on their chests and become 'God’s Executioners', as the Templar must fight a seemingly insurmountable war against a king bent on revenge.

Returning for season two are series regulars Ed Stoppard as King Philip IV of France, Pádraic Delaney as Gawain, Simon Merrells as Tancrede, Julian Ovenden as William DeNogaret and Jim Carter ('Downton Abbey') as Pope Boniface VIII. 

In addition to Hamill, new cast members to season two include previously announced Genevieve Gaunt as Princess Isabella, the daughter of King Philip who history would eventually call 'the she-wolf of France,' Tom Forbes as Prince Louis, the violent and unpredictable son of King Philip and heir to the throne, and Clementine Nicholson as Margaret, Princess of Burgundy and the devoted wife of Prince Louis of France.

Mark Hamill and Tom Cullen Star in Knightfall series 2