From Jedi Master to Knight Templar: First Look at Mark Hamill in ‘Knightfall’ Season 2 (Photo)

Talus’ beard may be more badass than Luke Skywalker’s

Mark Hamill laid down his lightsaber last year and is now picking up a sword, as he joins Season 2 of History’s drama series “Knightfall.” And the first look image of Hamill in character reveals that he does, in fact, get to rock a beard for this project, too. And this one is even more badass than Luke Skywalker’s facial hair.

Hamill will play Talus, a battle-hardened Knight Templar veteran of the Crusades, who survived captivity for 10 years in the Holy Land and is tasked with training the new initiates to the Order.

“Knightfall” goes inside the medieval politics and warfare of the Knights Templar, the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages who were entrusted with protecting Christianity’s most precious relics.

The “Star Wars” alum will join lead Tom Cullen (“Downton Abbey,” “Gunpowder”) on the series. Cullen stars as the courageous and headstrong Templar Knight, Landry, who last season we left grief-stricken but hopeful, Season 2 will explore this dark time in history from the Templar perspective, embracing an authentically grittier, darker, and more brutal Medieval period than has ever been seen before.

“Knightfall” Season 2 is currently in production in Prague. No air date has been set yet for the second season premiere.

See the first-look photo of Hamill below.

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