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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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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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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Dylan Baker, who played William Cross, and Becky Ann Baker, who played David's mother Jessie Shepherd, have been married since 1990. See more »

Connections

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

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Wonderful!
17 March 2009 | by KaceySunshineSee all my reviews

I didn't know much about this show before I watched it and I was pleasantly surprised. I soon caught the parallels between Kings and David and Saul.

The show is complex and very well done. It is early, but I can tell I am going to be a huge fan. I am about to say something that I never thought would cross my lips - "good job NBC!" I will be very interested to see how closely it follows the biblical model, because that is a great story.

Perhaps with the success of this show, producers will see that there is a market for Judeo-Christian based entertainment (though I know this isn't exactly that). Now if they would also produce something that I could watch with my 9 year old during prime time they would be on a roll.


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