Deadline is reporting that “Bonnie & Clyde” executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are collaborating on a Templar Knights four hour miniseries for History that will delve into the origins of the Templars. The story will focus on three brothers who were knights during the First Crusade as they traveled to the Holy Lands to retake Jerusalem before ultimately founding the the Order of the Poor Fellow Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon.
Keir Pearson (Hotel Rwanda) is writing the script and Sony TV is producing the project alongside Zadan and Meron. In addition to the Templar Knights miniseries, Zadan and Meron are producing NBC’s live production of the Peter Pan musical and the Oscars for ABC.
Zadan and Meron’s “Bonnie & Clyde” miniseries was simultaneously broadcast on History, Lifetime and A&E. Potentially, the Templar Knights miniseries could also be a cross-network event.