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History Developing Scripted Series 'Knightfall'

The History Channel is in-development with Knightfall, a scripted series chronicling the actual events leading up to and following the persecution, downfall and burning at the stake of the Knights Templar on Friday the 13th, 1307, it was announced today by Dirk Hoogstra, EVP and General Manager, History & H2. Friday the 13th is known as a cursed day over 700 years later because of this event. Knightfall will be produced for History by A+E Studios in association with Jeremy Renner and Don Handfield’s production company The Combine and Midnight Radio.

Knightfall is created and executive produced by Don Handfield (Touchback, The Founder, Kill the Messenger) and Richard Rayner (L.A. Without A Map) with Jeremy Renner (American Hustle, The Hurt Locker) also serving as executive producer from The Combine. Executive producers from Midnight Radio are Jeff Pinkner (Alias, Fringe), Andre Nemec (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol), Josh Appelbaum (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) and Scott Rosenberg (Beautiful Girls). Dirk Hoogstra, Russ McCarroll and Julian P. Hobbs are Executives in Charge of Production for History.

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