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First Look at Mark Hamill in History’s ‘Knightfall’

Photo by Larry Horricks Copyright 2018

It’s been over a month since it was announced that Star Wars legend Mark Hamill would be joining the upcoming second season of History’s Knightfall, and now we have our first look at Hamill’s character.

In the below photo from History, we see Hamill in his role as Talus alongside series star Tom Cullen who plays Landry. Hamill is nearly unrecognizable sporting a long, grey beard and some prosthetic scarring on his face.

So far, we know that Hamill’s character Talus is 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. In other words, Hamill’s role sounds like he’s a total badass!

Check out the photo below.

L-R: Tom Cullen as Landry and Mark Hamill as Talus in season 2 of HISTORY’s “Knightfall.” Photo by Larry Horricks, Copyright 2018

In addition to Hamill, Tom Forbes (The Bastard Executioner) and Genevieve Gaunt (The Royals) are also joining the cast in season two. In addition to Cullen, the series also stars Pádraic Delaney, Simon Merrells, Olivia Ross, Bobby Schofield, Sabrina Bartlett, Ed Stoppard, Julian Ovenden, and Jim Carter. Aaron Helbing is on board as showrunner and executive producer.

For more information on the series, check out the synopsis and details below:

“Starring Tom Cullen (“Downton Abbey,” “Gunpowder”), “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. The story of the Knights Templar has never been fully told until now, and “Knightfall” goes deep into the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks to learn who these knights were, how they lived, and what they died believing.“Knightfall” is an A+E Studios production in association with The Combine and Midnight Radio. Helbing serves as showrunner and executive producer. Executive producers for Midnight Radio are Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg. Don Handfield (Touchback, The Founder, Kill the Messenger) and Richard Rayner (L.A. Without A Map) serve as creators and executive producers for The Combine, with Oscar® and Golden Globe® nominee Jeremy Renner (American Hustle, The Hurt Locker) also serving as executive producer. Cyrus Voris (“Legends”), Ethan Reiff (“Legends”), Rick Jacobson (“Ash vs Evil Dead”) and Barry Jossen also executive produce. Arturo Interian is the executive producer for HISTORY. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for “Knightfall.”

What do you think about our first look at Mark Hamill in History’s Knightfall? Will you be tuning in for the second season of the series? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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