A battle-scarred veteran knight has been in exile for years. Eventually, he returns to the fray to train the next generation of warriors. Well, who else are you going to get for that role but Mark Hamill? On the History Channel’s Knightfall, a drama series about the Knights Templar, the Last Jedi will become Talus, one of the last Crusaders (as in the actual Crusades, not the Indiana Jones version) in the just-greenlit second season. Tom Forbes and Genevieve Gaunt also join the cast as Prince Louis and Isabella, the children of King Philip. The latter, according to a History Channel press release, will be in the process of becoming history’s “She-Wolf of France” who would ultimately marry King Edward II of England and eventually lead an army to depose him. 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.”
Will audiences who wanted Luke Skywalker to be more of a man of action in his old and disgruntled age get their wish here? Perhaps. Talus’ exile, unlike Luke’s, was involuntary and involved prison. And he doesn’t sound reluctant to train anybody. If they throw in a scene of him milking anything, though, you’ll know there are in-jokes at play.
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