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.
Did You Know?
The basic plot of the series is loosely based on the Biblical story of King David, and many of the character and place names are the same as they appear in the Bible. It's assumed if the show continued David would eventually succeed Silas as king. See more