‘Battlestar Galactica’ Producer Ron Moore Takes on ‘A Knight’s Tale’ TV Series

An adaptation of the 2001 film starring Heath Ledger is in development at ABC.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Back in 2001, the late Heath Ledger starred in A Knight's Tale as William Thatcher, a peasant pretending to be a knight in order to compete in jousting tournaments. While the film helped make Ledger a star, the property has remained dormant until now.

Deadline is reporting that Ron Moore is developing a television adaptation of "A Knight's Tale" for ABC, with Moore slated to write the pilot and executive produce the potential series alongside Maril Davis, Todd Black and Brian Helgeland, the writer and director of the original film.

Although the original A Knight's Tale was set during the 14th century, it featured anachronistic rock songs even within the world of the story itself. The TV adaptation will apparently retain that element according to the early description that calls it "a medieval fantasy incorporating modern music and themes that follows the journey of a young man who starts out impersonating a knight of the realm and ends up becoming one."

Moore is best known for his stints on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and the critically acclaimed 2004 reboot of "Battlestar Galactica." However in recent years, Moore's various TV pitches have not yet been picked up, including an update of "The Wild, Wild West," "17th Precinct," "The McCulloch" and "Hangtown." More recently, Moore was attached to develop the "Outlander" novels as a TV series, but that project has not yet found a network.

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