The late Heath Ledger’s 2001 feature A Knight’s Tale is being developed as a potential TV series by the guy who brought us the critically acclaimed reboot of Battlestar Galatica.

According to, ABC has just made a deal with Galactica’s Ron Moore to adapt A Knight’s Tale for the small screen to tell the story of a 14th-century peasant who dons a suit of armor and masquerades as a sword-fighting, lance-wielding knight.

Add this to such upcoming series as Beverly Hills Cop, Hannibal and Bates Motel as the latest feature film to be rejigged as a television series.