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Jeremy Renner will produce and appear on History drama 'Knightfall'

By Karen Butler   |   Jan. 6, 2016 at 2:27 PM
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PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The History channel says it has picked up Knightfall, a 10-episode drama series chronicling the medieval adventures of the Knights Templar.

The first season will premiere in late 2016. It is being produced by A+E Studios in association with Jeremy Renner's and Don Handfield's production company The Combine and Midnight Radio.

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Renner is expected to guest star in Knightfall, with additional cast and production details to be announced soon.

"We are thrilled to partner with Jeremy Renner, The Combine, Midnight Radio and A+E Studios to tell the intriguing story of the Knights Templar, which has been shrouded in mystery until now," Paul Buccieri, president of A&E and History, said in a statement. "Premium scripted content continues to be a growing part of the History portfolio, with an eye towards quality historical, fact-based storytelling, and Knightfall is the perfect fit for our brand."

Renner is known for his work in the films Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation, The Hurt Locker, Marvel's The Avengers and American Hustle.

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