History’s newest scripted drama Knightfall is as concerned with authenticity as anything, and it went so far as to put its actors in 50-pound costumes to achieve that goal. The new series, produced in conjunction with Jeremy Renner‘s The Combine production company, premieres next week and is very much in the vein of the network’s current hit Vikings, in that it aims to give audiences as authentic an experience as it can, as series lead Tom Cullen learned during production.

The former Downton Abbey star plays Landry, a Templar Knight in Paris questing for the Holy Grail 15 years after it was presumably lost during the fall of Acre in ...

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