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:
 Chancellor Hanson 13 episodes, 2009
 Jessie Shepherd 8 episodes, 2009


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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Drama | Sci-Fi





Release Date:

15 March 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A királyság  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The skyline of Shiloh, Gilboa is a CGI-altered New York City. The exterior of the Capitol building (Unity Hall) is really the Brooklyn Museum on Eastern Parkway. The interior of the Capitol building (Unity Hall) is really the New York Public Library building. See more »


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

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Thanks HBO and more
26 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

The quality of this show is something I have come to associate with HBO. Sopranos, Big Love, Generation Kill, and Trueblood to name a few.

Kings is the first network show in years that I cannot wait for the next episode. NBC has a series that, if the bean counter's don't get involved, could be the renaissance of network TV. The acting, writing and production is excellent and a joy to watch. Qualities that network TV has not had in recent years.

Hopefully NBC will also take HBO's lead and end it when the story has been told.

The more is questions I have about locations. Are the interior locations real, if so where? The cabinet room with the glass wall, the palace entry with the chandelier, and other rooms look to good to be sets. Is the exterior shots of the palace the Dakota building?

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