A Knights Tale the TV Series (Mania.com)
By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Sunday, September 23, 2012
The mind who re-imagined Battlestar Galactica has yet another take on an existing property. Deadline and Comic Book Resources are reporting that Ron Moore looks to take the A Knight’s Tale and turn it into a weekly series for ABC.
Deadline reported the following: “the series is expected to stay close to the premise and the style of the movie – it is described as a medieval fantasy incorporating modern music and themes that follows the journey of a young man who starts out impersonating a knight of the realm and ends up becoming one.”
The possibilities are there for expansion in A Knight’s Tale. Moore though, has had little success with post Battlestar projects including Caprica, Hangtown and the 17th Precinct. So his track record of late as been spotty. Hopefully, with the right plot, it will be more about winning the fair maiden and “changing your stars”. It will have to be to sustain a full series.
The Plot of the original film: A Knight’s Tale, which starred Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, Alan Tudyk, Paul Bettany, Rufus Sewell and Mark Addy, told the story of a penniless squire (Ledger) who masquerades as a knight in order to win the prize at a jousting tournament.