The History Channel has an interesting trick up its sleeve.
Deadline reports that the network, known for great shows (“Vikings”) and not so great ones (“Bonnie And Clyde” miniseries), has bought a script from Sony and Storyline Entertainment for a four-hour miniseries about the origins of Knights Templar. It’s based on the true story of three brothers who were all knights during the first Crusade who made their way through the Holy Lands to retake control of Jerusalem.
The miniseries was penned by Oscar nominated writer Keir Pearson (Hotel Rwanda) and is executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron of Storyline Entertainment.
And if these knights look and sound familiar, that’s because you’ve met them before…as long as you’ve seen Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade. These guys are also part of Indy’s extended universe.
That movie still gives me weirdo nightmares, man.
So what do you make of all this? Stories about the Knights Templar were all the rage a few years ago with the popularity of Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code” and video games like Assassin’s Creed bringing them to the forefront, but all these years later, do you think this miniseries will be a hit like “Vikings” or flop like “Bonnie and Clyde” (which was also produced by Zadan and Meron)?
Either way, I hope to choose wisely!
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