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The Man Who Brought Back Battlestar Galactica Is Bringing Back A Knight’s Tale

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In 2001, we were graced with the presence that was A Knight’s Tale. The story of a peasant posing as a knight in the 14th century, an alternate 14th century of sorts, where David Bowie and other modern musical acts exist just so Lords and Ladies could dance jauntily at court. It starred Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, and Rufus Sewell, and it was delightfully terrible/amazing. The only logical thing to do is make a television drama based on it over ten years later, right? What I’d like to know is, why hasn’t Battlestar Galactica’s Ron Moore been attending our Knight’s Tale fan club meetings? 

A Knight’s Tale also starred the fantastic Paul Bettany as Chaucer, Game of Thrones’ Mark Addy, and Firefly’s Alan Tudyk. They were quite the team.

So what would this TV show be like? Well, details are few at this juncture but Deadline reports ABC has bought the proposed project from Sony Pictures TV.

“In addition to writing, Moore is executive producing with his producing partner at Tall Ship Prods,” says Deadline. “Maril Davis as well as the film’s writer-director-producer Brian Helgeland and producer Todd Black.”

Moore is also apparently working on getting Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series brought to television. Meanwhile, X-Men’s Bryan Singer is busy rebooting Battlestar as a film.

What are your thoughts on bringing A Knight’s Tale to TV? My initial thought was “why?” but the more I think about it, the more I think it could be really great. Moore did a pretty good job with BSG and if we’re lucky, he’ll bring Bear McCreary along to work on the music.

(via Deadline)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."