'KNIGHTFALL' SEASON 2
GETS A NEW PRINCE AND A PRINCESS PLUS A JEDI!
I must admit I wasn't at all excited when, earlier this year, History announced their mediaeval series KNIGHTFALL will be getting a second
season, as the first one was mediocre at best, poorly written, mostly implausible with not a single likeable character (all of them were slimy, treacherous and immoral) but with the new cast additions being announced yesterday, I might change my mind and give it a go again.
|Tom Forbes is the new naughty Prince of France|
KNIGHTFALL which starred Tom Cullen as a knight Templar who is trying to solve a mystery of the Christ's chalice while also bedding French king's wife although he is supposed to be his best friend and mentor (it did see the said adulteress queen rightfully killed in the end) will now also have Mark Hamill, Tom Forbes and Genevieve Gaunt in the cast! Hamill will be Talus, a battle hardened Knight Templar
veteran of the Crusades, who survived captivity for ten years in the
Holy Land and is tasked with training the new initiates to the Order.
Tom Forbes, whom we watched in Wolf Hall and The Bastard Executioner,
will play Prince Louis, the violent and unpredictable son of King Philip
(Ed Stoppard) and heir to the throne! Meanwhile, Genevieve Gaunt (who
has just been crowned as queen Willow in The Royals) will play an older
princess Isabella, the daughter of King Philip and well on her way to
becoming the woman who history would call the she-wolf of France. Aaron
Helbing (Spartacus: War of the Damned), is the new showrunner, taking
over from Dominic Minghella.
|Lovely Genevieve Gaunt is new Princess Isabella|
'DEATH AND NIGHTINGALES'
1ST BBC SERIES PHOTOS WITH JAMIE DORNAN,MATTHEW RHYS
BBC has, meanwhile, released first photos from their new three part period set mini series DEATH AND NIGHTINGALES with Jamie Dornan, Matthew Rhys and Ann Skelly! A story of love, betrayal, deception and
revenge, it is set in the haunting countryside of Fermanagh in 1885. It’s a world of spies, confessions and double dealings where neighbours observe each other and inform. The tale takes place over a desperately tense 24-hour
period. It’s Beth Winters’ (Ann Skelly) 23rd birthday and also the day she has decided to join the charming Liam Ward (Jamie Dornan) to escape from her limited life and complex relationship with her Protestant landowner
stepfather Billy (Matthew Rhys). As decades of pain and betrayal finally build to a devastating climax, the series sees a woman struggling to control her own destiny and will ultimately illuminate tensions that tear both families and nations apart.
|The series is based on Eugene McCabe modern Irish Classic|
|Matthew Rhys plays the father in the new BBC 2 series|
|Ann Skelly and Jamie Dornan lead the cast|