Category Archives: Entertainment & New Media

The Entertainment and New Media category brings the medieval era to the 21st century. It features articles about medieval themed movies, television shows, DVDs, CDs, video games and smartphone apps, just to name a few.

Mark Hamill joins Knightfall

Knightfall

History renewed Knightfall for Season 2 and announced that Mark Hamill will be joining the cast! Mark Hamill plays “Talus,” a “battle-hardened Knight Templar veteran of the Crusades, who survived captivity for ten years in the Holy Land and is tasked with training the new initiates to the Order.” Knightfall stars Tom Cullen as the…

The Kid Who Would Be King Trailer

TKWWBK Teaser Poster

Coming in February 2019 a new take on the King Arthur/Sword and the Stone premise. Starring Rebecca Ferguson, Tom Taylor and Sir Patrick Stewart as Merlin! The Kid Who Would Be King synopsis: Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic adventure THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING. Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s…

Nespresso gets medieval with your coffee

Natalie Dormer Nespresso

Exceptional coffee is always worth the quest. The noble knight George has saved the kingdom. “The Quest” features George Clooney in his knightly armour in search of the ultimate reward. Sharing the screen with actress Natalie Dormer, he defies space and time to get his hands on his favourite coffee. From a royal court of…

SKARNEN: Kickstart this film!

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A group of filmmakers have embark on a journey into the middle ages. Skarnen tells the story of Prince Edrig and his men on their quest for salvation. The Kickstarter project will help create authentic weapons, costumes and locations. Production begins in October. Being a Kickstart project there are rewards for your contribution. The rewards…

Outlaw King Trailer

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From the director of Hell or High Water, David Mackenzie comes Outlaw King a Netflix original film. Starring Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce, King of the Scots in an epic struggle to win independence from England. Outlaw King is available on Netflix 9 November 2018. Enjoy the trailer below. The untold, true story of…

Robin Hood (2018) Trailer released

Robin Hood is making his way back to the big screen. It’s been eight years since the last re-telling of the Robin Hood tale and this time around we have a younger Robin Hood. Taron Egerton (Kingsman, Eddie the Eagle) plays Robin a ‘War hardened crusader’ and Jamie Foxx (Ray, Django Unchained) plays Little John,…

Super Bowl Ads get Medieval!

Bud Knight

Today is the big game Super Bowl LII. While all the fans are mainly lumped on the East Coast the game is always the biggest TV event of the year. And the Ads are on of the most talked about aspects of the game. This year Bud Light is going with a medieval theme. If…

Ragnar’s Axe – MAN AT ARMS:REFORGED

Vikings Ragnar Lothbrock played by Travis Fimmel

We featured a video from Man at Arms: Reforged when the forged a replica of Ulfberht the legendary Viking sword. This year they are creating a replica of Ragnar’s Axe from Vikings just in time for Season 5! Watch the video to see how they forge the axe and how they test it at the…

Murrey and Blue by The Legendary Ten Seconds

Murrey and Blue

Earlier this year we featured The Legendary Ten Seconds on an episode of the podcast. If you haven’t listened to it yet I highly recommend it. Ian and the band are back with another album, Murrey and Blue. Featuring more songs inspired by King Richard III and the Wars of the Roses. Below is the…

Ghosts of Edinburgh

Take a quick tour through Edinburgh for more ghost stories.

Ghostly Tales by Simon Entwistle

The Ghouls and Goblins are out once again and it’s time for some Medieval Ghost stories! Join Simon Entwistle as he shares Ghostly Tales from the Pendle Witches, to the Castle Ghosts of Clitheroe.

Knightfall is coming to HISTORY

The HISTORY Channel picked up Knightfall in January 2016 and ordered 10 episodes straight to series. Knightfall is a scripted series following the raise, fall and persecution of the Knights Templar. Currently the series is listed as ‘Coming Soon’ on HISTORY’s web page. It’s expected to air in Fall 2017. Historian and podcast guest Dan…

Medieval Russian Warrior vs Drone

A little Medieval vs Modern fun for your Friday…

Kingdoms and Castles available today

Kingdoms and Castles is a mix between SimCity and a Tower defense game, based in medieval times. Build your city, keep the peasants happy and fight off Viking hoards. You can buy Kingdoms and Castle on Steam now! About This Game Kingdoms and Castles is a game about growing a kingdom from a tiny hamlet…

Alexander Nevsky (1938) Full Movie

Alexander Nevsky is a 1938 historical drama film directed by Sergei Eisenstein. It depicts the attempted invasion of Novgorod in the 13th century by the Teutonic Knights during the Northern Crusades. Prince Alexander Nevsky (1220–1263) assembled an army to defend Novgorod and defeat the Teutonic Knights stopping their Eastern expansion into Russia Nevsky was canonized…