Knightfall: Season 1 (2017 - 2018)


Season 1

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Knightfall will appeal to fans of medieval stories who prefer historical drama and palace intrigue to soapy, melodramatic twists.



Critic Ratings: 20


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"Knightfall" goes deep into the inner sanctum of the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks. From their battles in the Holy Land, to their clash with the King of France, to the betrayal that would ultimately lead to their tragic dissolution on Friday the 13th -- a date which became synonymous with bad luck -- the story of the Knights Templar has never been fully told until now.


Tom Cullen
Sam Hazeldine
as Godfrey
Simon Merrells
Ed Stoppard
Olivia Ross
Julian Ovenden
as William De Nogaret
Sabrina Bartlett
Jim Carter
as Pope Boniface VIII
Genevieve Gaunt
as Princess Isabella
Tom Forbes
as Prince Louis
Clementine Nicholson
as Margaret, Princess of Burgundy
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Critic Reviews for Knightfall Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (6)

The cast is good, the fight scenes prolific, the overall lifting not heavy. Grailies among you could do worse.

Dec 6, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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This is a lumpy, awkwardly paced, derivative show that doesn't boast much in the way of impressive visuals or engaging characters.

Dec 7, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Knightfall is great fun.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Knightfall does something which is quite hard to achieve -- it takes one of the most mysterious and charismatic secret societies in history and turns them into a talky ho-hum version of the Knights of the Round Table.

Sep 27, 2018 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

The series about the twilight of the most famous warrior monks and the grail is disappointing. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

There's enough chainmail, swordfights, and backstabbing court intrigue (literally) to satisfy the casual historical drama fan.

Jan 23, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's historical drama at it's gory and fiery best.

Apr 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Still, Knightfall has a certain charm to it, particularly in some of the side-plots involving the other Templars. The show takes a little while to get going after a frenzied and muddle start, but it builds its plot twists well.

Dec 6, 2017 | Full Review…

Though the heart of the story appears to be the search for the Grail, there's enough going on along the edges to keep viewers initially satisfied.

Dec 7, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It may not wow as much as Vikings has - at least not yet. But it has all the right pieces to.

Dec 7, 2017 | Full Review…

I feel like Knightfall has found a sweet spot where the right combination of bloody action, sex, mysterious alliances and two-timing plans can easily draw in fans who are less likely to be interested in shows that offer such things.

Dec 6, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Viewers certainly won't be bored by Landry's pursuit of the Grail and the series makes the escalation of Nogaret's villainous scheming just as energetic, even when both threaten to teeter into more outlandish territory.

Dec 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Knightfall: Season 1

  • 4d ago
    Not very good at all. But the king of France is the live action version of Lord Farquaad from Shrek. It's amazing and sad. This show is on the History channel but resembles more of "Shrek" than actual history.
  • Dec 21, 2019
    Staggeringly good. How did this one pass me by so long? Finally a good portrayal of the Templars. Story, action, Twists, intrigue... Amazing.
  • Nov 21, 2019
    I love the show. It needs more to come.
  • Sep 26, 2019
    This historical fiction piece has really gained my interest enough to create an account to review. It has action, love interests, and highlights the strong faith holyman have, with the downfall of others. Outstanding performances are what make this stereotypical screen write of the typical duty to god differentitate from many of these historical shows. I really enjoyed watching these two seasons and hope for a third and fourth!
  • Sep 07, 2019
    The first and second seasons of this series. Satisfied my desire to have some action in my TV evening viewing. The acting is good, as are the production values and cinematography. The series also encouraged me to look of the history of the Knights Templar. I knew of the order, but didn't know much about them. It was nice to see that the History Channel and the production company. Did a fairly good job of representing the final years of the order. Since the series, is not intended to be a Historical documentary. There were some embellishments for dramatic impact and entertainment purposes.
  • Sep 06, 2019
    This show was a heart stopper for me I love it. I really hope it gets a second season or at the very least a big ending.
  • Aug 25, 2019
    I find the show to be a lot of fun. Great fight scenes and drama. In my opinion it gets better every episode.
  • Aug 24, 2019
    I thoroughly enjoy this show, both season 1 and season 2
  • Aug 03, 2019
    Hey i know you tuned in for a show about the Knights Templar searching for the Holy Grail, but here's a shitty love story between two selfish hypocrites instead. Enjoy.
  • Jul 23, 2019
    Powerful and strong. Very good series.

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