Fans have been chomping at the bit for Knightfall Season 3 to hit their screens ever since the second season concluded. The show has become one of the biggest hits on the History channel and has received excellent reviews with a 6.8 rating on IMDB after more than 16,000 reviews.
The adventure series saw a massive uptake in popularity during the second season following heavy hitter Mark Hamill’s arrival. The Star Wars legend plays Master Talus in the show and is set to return for Knightfall Season 3.
What is the last news regarding Knightfall Season 3? Who is set to turn for the third installment? Keep on reading; we have everything you’ll need to know about the upcoming season.
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What is Knightfall about?
The Knights Templar is a legendary group whose incredible story hasn’t escaped a single history class around the world. However, you rarely get to see their story told in such an exciting fashion. The show follows the final days of the Knights Templar throughout the 14th century. Fans have the pleasure of witnessing numerous awesome battles between the Templar and their enemies. Knightfall revolves around the fictional leader Landry du Lauzon, who is a leader of the Templar. After becoming discouraged by the Holy Land’s failures, he learns the Holy Grail has resurfaced, which reinvigorates him. The shows nifty sets are filmed in Croatia and the Czech Republic.
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Who stars in Knightfall?
Luckily for the show’s fans, the main stars will remain the same in Knightfall Season 3, helping with the show’s continuity. Tom Cullen returns as Landy, Pádraic Delaney stars as Gawain, Simon Merrells returns as Tancrede, and Julian Ovenden is back as William De Nogaret. Ed Stoppard plays King Philip, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina returns as Adelina, Tom Forbes plays Prince Louis, and the iconic Mark Hamil returns as Talus.
Hamil’s fan base has been a critical driver behind the show’s resurrection and why its popularity continues to grow. The star has a love of the series, which really comes across in his performance; he was quoted as saying:
“They sent me the first season and my wife, and I put them on for that evening’s entertainment, I had no thought in my mind that I would want to go to Prague for five months and I started watching it and I was just bowled over,”
The star was keen to tackle a period piece to expand his range and take on a new challenge, stating that Talus wasn’t like anyone he has played before.
What will Knightfall Season 3 be about?
Fans expect the show to focus on the pursuit of Pope Clement with the show’s main star confirming so in an interview. The Templars are looking to get some revenge on the Pope after he betrayed them. Of course, everyone is eager to get more Holy Grail screen time and see it in action, with fans even looking for some Indiana Jones action.
The showrunners have told fans to look towards the history books for more clues to what will happen in the next season. Knightfall has many characters based on people from real life, including Pope Boniface VIII, Princess Isabella, King Philip IV, and Queen Joan of France. So the events of the show won’t be too far from Templar’s history.
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Knightfall Season 3 Trailer
There hasn’t been an official Knightfall season 3 trailer released just yet, but we didn’t want to leave you guys hanging in terms of entertainment. So we have included one of the most iconic battles from the series yet, the battle for the Knights Temple. Check it out below:
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What is the season 3 release date?
Season one of Knightfall was first released in December 2017 to mixed reviews, but its viewership was large enough to prompt a second season of the show. Season 2 concluded in May of 2019, and fans left fans eagerly awaiting Knightfall Season 3 ever since. Thanks to Mark Hamill, the buzz around the show has grown exponentially, and the release of season 3 is inevitable.
Unfortunately, COVID has put all TV production on pause and means all the expected release dates have been pushed back. However, things are starting to get back on track now with TV shows and movies resuming production.
Insider sources have told Entertainment Dose that we should expect Knightfall season 3 to hit our screen in the middle of 2021.
Update: The show has been cancelled by the History Channel, however there is hope that Netflix will pick the show up.