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:
Ian McShane ...  King Silas Benjamin 13 episodes, 2009
Christopher Egan ...  David Shepherd 13 episodes, 2009
Susanna Thompson ...  Queen Rose Benjamin 13 episodes, 2009
Allison Miller ...  Michelle Benjamin 13 episodes, 2009
Eamonn Walker ...  Reverend Ephram Samuels 13 episodes, 2009
Sebastian Stan ...  Jack Benjamin 13 episodes, 2009
Dylan Baker ...  William Cross 13 episodes, 2009
Michael Crane ...  Chancellor Hanson 13 episodes, 2009
Marlyne Barrett ...  Thomasina 12 episodes, 2009
Jason Antoon ...  Boyden 11 episodes, 2009
Joel Marsh Garland ...  Klotz 11 episodes, 2009
Wes Studi ...  General Linus Abner 8 episodes, 2009
Becky Ann Baker ...  Jessie Shepherd 8 episodes, 2009
Steve Rosen ...  Perry Straussler 8 episodes, 2009
Sarita Choudhury ...  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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A királyság See more »

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1.78 : 1
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The character Jonathan is portrayed as being gay. Many scholars have in fact theorized that the Biblical Jonathan may have been homosexual, given the intimacy of his relationship with David. See more »

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Referenced in Séries express: Episode #2.18 (2009) See more »

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Really Good Show
16 March 2009 | by nathan-517See all my reviews

This was a really good show. First off because they have a good cast, granted the only one I knew about was Ian McShane, but nonetheless they were really good actors. The story is unique but also old plot as well. It was knew with the whole 'King' idea which seems to be in a parallel universe, not talking about sci-fi just that we don't have that here. It is a good show that I really enjoyed, I would mind seeing this on for at least a couple of seasons.

I'd wish I could say more but that would be spoiling it for those who haven't seen it yet. All I can say that it is a very enjoyable show that needs to live on. Watch it, that's all I can end with


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