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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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?


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


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

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Beyond today's traditional drama
24 March 2009 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

This show has that something that attracted me to shows like Battlestar Galactica and Lost, for which I claim to be the greatest shows television has ever seen.

That special thing is taking great characters, relationships and pure drama to the next level by adding great sf story.

This show really isn't a sf, or I don't really see it as one. Here you don't have smoke monsters and great space battles, but you do have an alternate reality of our time. This show is about a modern-day monarchy, royal family and about the problems that would surround them if a King's depicted monarchy would exist in today's world. It actually isn't much different than today's countries like US, China, Russia and such. This show is basically about men who want nothing but power and are willing to sacrifice everything they have to get it, and men who are meant to stop them. (and women too :) Coupled with great performances, really good special effects and awesome soundtrack I believe it could grow to be one of the best shows on television today. I truly hope the network will give it a chance to tell it's story in full. (after all, I presume it is very expensive)

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