Why ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Will Want to Watch ‘Knightfall’

Game of Thrones fans feel a deep void now that the series has come to an end. They are in need of a show with the same intrigue and medieval splendor. Look no further than History’s Knightfall for action, history, and betrayal. The series follows Landry (Tom Cullen), a member of the Knights Templar in a very tumultuous time in history. Game of Thrones fans will feel right at home in this medieval drama.

Get ready for medieval politics

Tom Cullen
Tom Cullen | Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images

Knightfall follows the world of the Knights Templar intimately. In the time of the series, they were the most powerful and wealthy military power of the age. The show takes a look at the brotherhood and what they believed in, as well as their daily life, and what they were willing to die for. The city of Accra has fallen, and Landry is on a holy quest to find the Holy Grail.

History and fiction come together

The first season introduces fans to the royal family of France, including King Philip IV (Ed Stoppard) and Joan I of Navarre (Olivia Ross). Their daughter, Isabella (Sabrina Bartlett), would be known to history later as the She-Wolf of France when she married Edward II of England. Before that happens, we see numerous people scheming to marry her off to the highest bidder. Isabella takes matters into her own hands and we begin to see her treacherous side as she tries to grasp what she desperately wants. She isn’t going to take a forced marriage that easily.

Season 2 of ‘Knightfall’ is out on Netlfix

Tom Cullen and Mark Hamill
Tom Cullen and Mark Hamill | Corey Nickols/Getty Images

The second season of Knightfall is already out on Netflix today. Fans can happily binge the series to their heart’s content. Season 2 is full of revenge, power, betrayal, and action. There will be an enormous war between the church and the state that’s been brewing for some time. Mark Hamill plays Talus, a member of the Knights Templar and master tasked with training the next generation of templars for God’s holy work. He will have a large role to play in the second season.

Tom Cullen didn’t know if his character would survive

Cullen told ET he wasn’t sure if his character would survive the second season. “At the end of episode seven, I was like, ‘How the hell are we going to get out of this? Are we going to get out of this? Are there people who are going to die?’” said Cullen. “So, when I read the finale episode, I thought it was a really bold choice.”

Cullen really hopes fans enjoy season two and appreciate the fast-paced momentum of it all. “I think it’s such a fast-paced adrenaline ride and I want people to feel like they’re fought for breath,” explained Cullen. “There’s a certain sense of resolution, but I think that the show is so — the momentum of the show is so forward-facing that I hope people feel really excited for more story.”

Knightfall is a unique look at history through a dramatic lens. Take a dive into the history of the Knights Templar and experience the story before the order was dissolved.