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.

Game of Thrones Season 8 Trailer

Winter isn’t coming, it’s already here. While you stay bundled up watch the new trailer for Game of Thrones season 8! Den of Geek did an excellent break down of the entire trailer. If you aren’t caught up through Season 7, it may contain spoilers. Game of Thrones Season 8 premiers on 14 April 2019…

Game of Thrones Season 8 Posters

What’s old is new again. Game of Thrones released 20 new character posters for Season 8 that resemble the posters from Season 1. Who will sit victorious on the Iron Throne? Game of Thrones, the series, surpassed the books by George R. R. Martin years ago. Rumor has it the showrunners and GRR Martin discussed…

Jedi Knight turns Templar Knight, Mark Hamill joins Knightfall

Knightfall

Knightfall premiered on the HISTORY channel in December 2017 and recounts the history and myth of the Knights Templar. Knightfall stars Tom Cullen as the Templar leader, Landry, a veteran of the Crusades, looking for his mentor’s killer and the location of the Holy Grail. If you missed Season 1 you can watch it on…

Knight Fight on HISTORY Channel

Knight Fight premiered on the HISTORY Channel (USA) last week, 23 Jan 2019. It premieres on HISTORY UK on 19 Feb 2019. Host and WWE superstar Jay “Christian” Reso, is joined by judges Andre Sinou, Co-Founder and Creator of the Armored Combat League, and John Clements, Director of the Association for Renaissance Martial Arts. I…

Dan Snow (@TheHistoryGuy) Live Tour Dates

Historian, TV Presenter and Founder of HistoryHit TV Dan Snow, AKA The History Guy is on tour in a city (hopefully) near you! The tour runs from 22 January to 29 March. We talked with Dan Snow a while back when he hosted the Battle Castle series. He is a wealth of knowledge from classical…

The Kid Who Would Be King – Trailer

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 just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of…

Mer de Mort: A Mortimer concept album for the 10th anniversary of the Mortimer History Society

Mer de Mort

The Legendary Ten Seconds released a new album in honor of the the Moritmer History society’s 10th anniversary. We’ve featured songs from the Legendary Ten Seconds on the podcast and try to keep up with all their new albums. Their new album is a tribute to the Mortimer History Society. If you like their music…

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!

skarnen

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…