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

15 March 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A királyság  »

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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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I thought it was excellent!
1 April 2009 | by (Chicago, Illinois, United States) – See 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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