It’s been a long time coming, but History has finally given the green light for a Knightfall season 2. To go along with that, it also seems like they’ve gotten themselves some headline-worthy casting news. Today, it was announced that Star Wars legend Mark Hamill has joined the cast — and former The Flash co-showrunner Aaron Helbing will help to oversee the ship moving forward.
In a statement today, the network’s executive vice president Eli Lehrer had the following to say:
“We look forward to offering our viewers a grittier, darker Knightfall in Season 2 and welcoming Mark to the cast.”
Hamill will play the character of Talus, a Knight Templar who has seen his fair share of battles over the years. He was held as a captive for ten years in the Holy Land and now has to find a way to train some of the new members of the Order. While we think that Talus will be a heroic figure, we’re not sure that he’s going to be all that forgiving to people he encounters.
The casting of Mark is a pretty clear move that History really wants to make Knightfall into a hit, as he is one of those performers who can draw an audience no matter what he does. He is an iconic performer that has not only brought us some of the biggest heroes of all time like Luke Skywalker but he’s also jumped into some of the darkest minds to bring us one of our favorite iterations of The Joker.
Some of Hamill’s other recent live-action credits from the past several years include The Flash and Criminal Minds, though he is a prolific voice actor, whether it be his work as The Joker or in the Transformers franchise. We don’t think we have to spell out any further just how excited we are to see what happens with season 2. It’s still a long wait for the new season to kick off, but it’s going to be well worth it.
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