The Last Templar (miniseries)

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The Last Templar is a four-hour Canadian miniseries,[1] based on the 2005 novel The Last Templar, which aired in the U.S. on January 25 and 26, 2009, starring Mira Sorvino, Scott Foley, Victor Garber, Anthony Lemke, Kenneth Welsh, Danny Blanco Hall and Omar Sharif.[2] The miniseries is produced by Muse Entertainment Enterprises. Emmy Award-winning Robert Halmi Sr. (who produced the Gulliver's Travels miniseries), along with Robert Halmi Jr. (The Poseidon Adventure), and Michael Prupas are the executive producers.

The Last Templar
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GenreAdventure, drama
Based onThe Last Templar
by Raymond Khoury
Written bySuzette Couture
Directed byPaolo Barzman
  • Mira Sorvino
  • Victor Garber
  • Scott Foley
  • Anthony Lemke
Theme music composerNormand Corbeil
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes2
Producer(s)Irene Litinsky
CinematographyThomas Burstyn
Editor(s)Arthur Tarnowski
Running time240 minutes
Production company(s)Muse Entertainment Enterprises
  • RHI Entertainment
  • Sonar Entertainment
Original networkNBC
Original releaseJanuary 25 (2009-01-25) –
January 26, 2009 (2009-01-26)


At the New York Metropolitan Museum, four horsemen dressed as 12th-century knights storm the gala opening of an exhibition of Vatican treasures and steal an arcane medieval decoder. Archaeologist Tess Chaykin (Mira Sorvino) and FBI agent Sean Daley (Scott Foley) engage in a chase across three continents in search of the enemy and the lost secret of the Knights Templar.[3]

Criticism of the miniseries in TurkeyEdit

The TV miniseries The Last Templar was criticized in Turkey by the media for misrepresenting the geography of Turkey as that of an Arabian country.[4] In the movie, the events that take place in supposed Turkey are set in "Bodrum", which is a green region with beautiful beaches and landscape. However, the movie shows the Turkish city as an empty desert. This was criticized in Turkey for further reinforcing the misconception in the minds of average Canadians that Turkey is an arid, empty country with no developments and covered with deserts similar to those found in other countries.



  1. ^ "The Last Templar". Canwest Broadcasting. Retrieved 2009-01-25.
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  3. ^ "The Last Templar". NBC. Archived from the original on 2009-01-18. Retrieved 2009-01-08.
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