Moore Plots “A Knight’s Tale” TV Series

“Battlestar Galactica” show runner and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” producer Ron Moore is developing a TV series adaptation of Brian Helgeland’s 2001 medieval romantic adventure flick “A Knight’s Tale” for Sony Pictures TV and ABC says Deadline.

The original film starred Heath Ledger as William Thatcher, a medieval peasant masquerading as a knight and competing in tournaments, along the way meeting real life figures like The Black Prince (James Purefoy) and poet Geoffrey Chaucer (Paul Bettany).

Despite the setting, the film was full of anachronistic touches such as the jousting crowds doing a rendition of Queen’s “We Will Rock You”. It scored good reviews, solid box-office and helped shoot Ledger to stardom.

ABC has made a script commitment to the series version which also has Helgeland, Maril Davis and Todd Black onboard to produce. The tone aims to stay close to that of the film.