Knightfall: The Official Podcast
The Knights Templar were the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages, legendarily entrusted with protecting Christianity’s most prized relic—the Holy Grail. Knightfall goes deep into the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks. From their battles in the Holy Land, to their complex relationship with the King of France, to the betrayal that would ultimately lead to their tragic dissolution, the story of the Knights Templar has never been fully told until now. Join historical consultant to KNIGHTFALL Dan Jones as he speaks to the cast and crew to unpack all the extra info you need from the blockbuster new show. SUBSCRIBE: Spoiler alert! Make sure to watch each episode before listening to the podcast.
Knightfall: The Official Podcast TeaserJoin author, broadcaster and historical consultant Dan Jones for a closer look HISTORY's newest drama series, KNIGHTFALL, premiering December 6th at 10/9c. Download | Apple Podcasts
Ep 1 You'd Know What To Do (w/ Tom Cullen, Dominic Minghella and Richard Rayner)Writer, broadcaster and historical consultant to Knightfall, Dan Jones speaks to leading actor Tom Cullen (Landry), showrunner Dominic Minghella, and writer and co-creator Richard Rayner. We hear why they wanted to make a show about the Knights Templar, and more specifically why this particular period in their history. We’ll also hear about filming the epic siege of Acre and how the production was nearly shut down before they’d even got going… Download | Apple Podcasts
Ep 2 Find Us The Grail (w/ Tom Cullen, Simon Merrells and Padraic Delaney)Author, broadcaster and historical consultant to Knightfall, Dan Jones calls up the three main knights Tom Cullen (Landry), Simon Merrells (Tancrede) and Padraic Delaney (Gawain) to talk about how they prepared for their roles as some of the greatest warriors in history. Meanwhile, Dan reveals what it was like to be a medieval Templar Knight. Download | Apple Podcasts
Ep 3 The Black Wolf and the White Wolf (w/ Olivia Ross and Ed Stoppard)Dan Jones talks to Olivia Ross and Ed Stoppard about portraying the two ruling French monarchs within Knightfall. We hear how they brought their characters to life on the screen and touch on one or two things you may not have known about them - the characters, not the actors that is. Download | Apple Podcasts
Ep 4 He Who Discovers His Own Self, Discovers God (w/ Tom, Simon, Padraic and Dominic)We’re on the hunt for the Holy Grail in this episode as Dan Jones talks to Tom Cullen, Simon Merrells, Padraic Delaney and Dominic Minghella about the small, mythical cup that’s sending everyone in Knightfall hog wild. Download | Apple Podcasts
Ep 5 Hard Blows Will Banish the Sin (w/ Lourdes Faberes and Dominic Minghella)Lourdes Faberes talks to Dan Jones about playing new Knightfall character Altani, a shadowy Mongol assassin with a rich history, after showrunner Dominic Minghella explains how TV writers juggle fiction alongside fact when trying to tell a historical story. Download | Apple Podcasts
Ep 6 The Pilgrimage of Chains (w/ Tom Cullen and Simon Merrells)Tom Cullen and Simon Merrells reveal all the beatings, batterings, and precarious toes-on-the-rock nastiness as Dan Jones explores torture in this Knightfall podcast episode. We’ll find out how physically grueling and emotionally draining it was to film the grisly scenes, including how much of that blood on Tancrede’s face was Simon Merrells’ own. Download | Apple Podcasts
Ep 7 And Certainly Not the Cripple (w/ Douglas Mackinnon, Ed Stoppard and Bobby Schofield)Dan Jones talks to director and executive producer Douglas Mackinnon about building the visual world of Knightfall and including a few hidden surprises, while actor Bobby Schofield reveals his character Parsifal’s arc within the series. Ed Stoppard also makes another appearance to talk through the effects of non-alcoholic beer and the King getting into a pub brawl. Yep, you heard that right. Download | Apple Podcasts
Ep 8 IV (w/ Julian Ovenden, Sabrina Bartlett and Ed Stoppard)Knightfall's historical consultant Dan Jones talks to Julian Ovenden (William de Nogaret) and Sabrina Bartlett (Princess Isabella) about their characters and their complex relationship that has been a driving factor in the key events of the show so far. We'll also be speaking to Ed Stoppard (King Philip IV) about his character's relationship with the enabling an manipulative de Nogaret. Download | Apple Podcasts
Ep 9 Fiat! (w/ Simon Merrells and Lourdes Faberes)Historian and Templar expert Dan Jones speaks to Simon Merrells (Tancrede) and Lourdes Faberes (Altani) about the Templar Knight's fight with the returning Mongol assassin, and the dangers that came with it. Dan also reveals what excommunication would have looked like in the 14th Century and the what was in the real Templar Rule. Download | Apple Podcasts
Ep 10 Do You See the Blue? (w/ Padraic Delaney, Simon Merrells, Ed Stoppard and Olivia Ross)In the final episode of the first season of the Knightfall podcast, historian Dan Jones talks to Padraic Delaney (Gawain), Simon Merrells (Tancrede), Ed Stoppard (King Philip IV) & Olivia Ross (Queen Joan) about the amazing season finale, the journey their characters have been on and what they would most love to see happen in the dark and dangerous world of Knightfall in the future. Dan also reveals more about the real-world inspiration for the Red Knights and what the Holy Grail might reveal. Download | Apple Podcasts
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