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The Crusades Head to Cable -- Again Deadline

The Crusades are coming to cable. Deadline.com reports that the famed campaigns of the Middle Ages will be the focus of "The Crusaders," an original event series on Spike TV.

The cable channel is joining with Pierce Brosnan’s Irish DreamTime, Mark Sennet Entertainment, Michael Finch and writer David Franzoni on the project.

"'The Crusaders' takes place during the Third Crusade, after the fall of Jerusalem to Saladin’s armies, and centers on two very different knights who journey from Scotland to the Holy Land for very different reasons," the story reports.

The piece adds: "This is the second Crusade-themed project to surface in recent months. In May, History announced it was teaming with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron on a four-hour miniseries, which tracks the origins of the mystic medieval Christian order known as Knights Templar. The mini tells the true story of three brothers, all knights, during the first Crusade, as they make the long journey through the Holy Lands to recapture Jerusalem, ultimately bringing rise to the Knights Templar."

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