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Kings 

A modern day, alternate-reality drama about a hero who rises to become the King of his nation, based on the biblical story of King David.

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Michael Green
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2009  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ian McShane ...  King Silas Benjamin 13 episodes, 2009
Christopher Egan ...  David Shepherd 13 episodes, 2009
Susanna Thompson ...  Queen Rose Benjamin 13 episodes, 2009
Allison Miller ...  Michelle Benjamin 13 episodes, 2009
Eamonn Walker ...  Reverend Ephram Samuels 13 episodes, 2009
Sebastian Stan ...  Jack Benjamin 13 episodes, 2009
Dylan Baker ...  William Cross 13 episodes, 2009
Michael Crane ...  Chancellor Hanson 13 episodes, 2009
Marlyne Barrett ...  Thomasina 12 episodes, 2009
Jason Antoon ...  Boyden 11 episodes, 2009
Joel Marsh Garland ...  Klotz 11 episodes, 2009
Wes Studi ...  General Linus Abner 8 episodes, 2009
Becky Ann Baker ...  Jessie Shepherd 8 episodes, 2009
Steve Rosen ...  Perry Straussler 8 episodes, 2009
Sarita Choudhury ...  Helen Pardis 6 episodes, 2009
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Storyline

King Silas Benjamin came to power in a mythical battle against the rival neighbor republic of Gath, capitalizing brilliantly and ruthlessly on his near-godly image. Farm-boy David Shepherd performs as well, saving Silas's crown prince in another epic battle, but is too noble and naive to aspire personal benefit rather then devoutly serve king and country. Nevertheless, after Silas decides to abuse David's legend, the hero is drawn into palace intrigues culminating into coup plans against Silas. Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A királyság See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The monarch butterfly symbol seen in the series is stylistically similar to the modern peacock symbol of the NBC TV network (the network that originally aired the series). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Séries express: Episode #1.9 (2008) See more »

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I thought it was excellent!
1 April 2009 | by cfbanditSee all my reviews

I was very pleased with the quality of the show. I caught up on the show - didn't watch the beginning show until this past Sunday so I caught the last one on NBC.com and then watched this week's one on my DVR.

The quality is very high, and while a couple of the characters seem to have dialogue written out of the standard Hollywood textbook, the show seems to be going for higher standards. I particularly like the effects that don't hit you over the head, but impress the gravity of the situation.

I had no idea it was Biblical based - though I'm not necessarily religious - but the marketing leaves mixed messages - its "America with a King", a "war series", and a "royalty show". I think they could retool some of the marketing for it.

I'm definitely going to keep watching! This show is carefully proving to be great!


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