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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 King Silas Benjamin (13 episodes, 2009)
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 David Shepherd (13 episodes, 2009)
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 Queen Rose Benjamin (13 episodes, 2009)
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 Michelle Benjamin (13 episodes, 2009)
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 Reverend Ephram Samuels (13 episodes, 2009)
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 Jack Benjamin (13 episodes, 2009)
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 William Cross (13 episodes, 2009)
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 Chancellor Hanson (13 episodes, 2009)
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 Thomasina (12 episodes, 2009)
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 Boyden (11 episodes, 2009)
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 Klotz (11 episodes, 2009)
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 General Linus Abner (8 episodes, 2009)
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 Jessie Shepherd (8 episodes, 2009)
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 Perry Straussler (8 episodes, 2009)
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 Helen Pardis (6 episodes, 2009)
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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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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 »

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Referenced in Séries express: Episode #2.28 (2009) See more »

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29 March 2009 | by (Egypt) – See all my reviews

i have seen this show after I saw an interview of the star on the daily show with john steward. this show has so many dimensions.different characters has shown depth and the attention to details is impeccable. the acting of the main character Christopher Egan brings both the emotional side of a war veteran who rose in the ranks unexpectedly when he does a heroic act.Ian McShane who plays a complex king who plays with many interests but has the good of his people at his heart all the time.

the subliminal messages in the show are both subtle and clear.the director has a way of making you hold your breath at every moment of the show.the writing of this show gives you a feel of the real inner workings of a made up kingdom.

though i have only seen three episodes of this show,i will keep watching this show,it is one of the rare shows that had me hooked from the start.lets hope NBC doesn't turn this into a mess like most of their good shows.


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