Julian P. Hobbs


History drama explores Knights Templar

US cable channel History and actor Jeremy Renner are developing a scripted series chronicling the events that led to the fall of the Knights Templar in the 14th century. Knightfall is from History sister producer A+E Studios in association with Renner’s prodco The Combine and another US producer, Midnight Radio. The story will follow the […]

A+E, ITV Studios partner for History drama

US cable channel History has commissioned an eight-part period drama that details the rise of the Texas Rangers and their role in the 19th century Texan war of independence with Mexico. History’s A+E Networks sister A+E Studios is coproducing Texas Rising (WT) with ITV Studios America-owned Thinkfactory Media, which was behind History’s first scripted series […]

History performs Houdini act

A+E Networks-owned History has greenlit another scripted period miniseries, this time calling on Oscar-winner Adrien Brody to play famous escapologist Harry Houdini. Production on the four-hour Houdini begins this fall, and will also star Kristen Connolly (House of Cards) as Houdini’s wife. The mini, which will trace the master magician’s roots in desperate poverty through […]