Jeremy Renner’s History Series ‘Knightfall’ Sets Cast

“Avengers” star to executive produce drama based on the Knights Templar

Last Updated: June 14, 2016 @ 12:05 PM

The Jeremy Renner-produced History series “Knightfall” announced its full main cast on Tuesday.

Joining the cast are: Bobby Schofield as Parsifal, a young man of ordinary birth who will join the Knights Templar seeking revenge, but ultimately finds a higher purpose; Sabrina Bartlett as Princess Isabella, Queen Joan and King Philip’s daughter; Julian Ovenden as De Nogaret, King Philip’s lawyer and right-hand man; Sarah-Sofie Boussnina as Adelina, who lives on the streets of Paris as a thief; Padraic Delaney as Gawain, once the greatest swordsman of the Templar Order whose role with them is at a crossroads; Simon Merrells as Tancrede, a veteran sergeant fanatically devoted to the Templar Knight cause; and Olivia Ross as Queen Joan of Navarre.

Executive producer Jeremy Renner is expected to guest star. Production on “Knightfall” begins this summer in the Czech Republic and Croatia.

The group joins previously announced cast member Tom Cullen, who stars as Landry, a veteran warrior of the Crusades who becomes the leader of the Knights Templar and serves as the driving force behind their quest to retrieve Christianity’s most prized relic: The Holy Grail.

Dominic Minghella of Island Pictures has signed on as an executive producer and showrunner for the series. Among his credits, Minghella created the long-running series “Doc Martin” for ITV in the U.K. and also served as executive producer and showrunner of the hit series “Robin Hood.”

“Knightfall” was created and is executive produced by Don Handfield and Richard Rayner, with Renner also serving as executive producer through his company, The Combine.

Executive producers from Midnight Radio are Jeff Pinkner, Andre Nemec , Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg. Jana Bennett, Arturo Interian and Russ McCarroll are the executives in charge of production for History. “Knightfall” will be distributed internationally by A+E Networks.