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First Look: Kings

NBC's Kings had one of the more infamous panels at the TCA press tour last Summer, complete with star Ian McShane berating reporters. Lost in the drama, though, was the fact that the clips we saw of the show actually looked pretty great. Set to the regal sounds of Coldplay's "Vida la Vida," the show played out like a hypercolor modern version of the David and Goliath story, with McShane as the powerful King Silas Benjamin and relative newcomer Christopher Egan as young David.

Sadly, I never found that trailer online, but a new one popped up on NBC's site recently introducing us to Gilboa, a fictional land which bears the butterfly on its flag (hence all the butterfly imagery throughout). According to the network:

Silas must deal with the tensions rising between Gilboa and neighboring nation Gath. When several prisoners of war are taken, a young soldier, David Shepard, defies orders and crosses enemy lines to save them. Unknown to David, the soldier he saves is Jack Benjamin, the son of the king. From that day forth, David’s life will never be the same.

Sebastian Stan, Allison Miller, and Susanna Thompson also star. The show doesn't have an airdate yet (it's not on NBC's new January schedule), but I'm keeping an eye on it. All the bits and pieces I've seen so far are slick and beautiful, if a little confusing, so I can't wait to experience a full episode. To check out the trailer, just


Photos courtesy of NBC

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hil34 hil34 8 years
The butterfly imagery was a little much, but it looks intriguing....
Curlywhirl Curlywhirl 8 years
Oops I didn't read all of Buzz's comments I guess it is the story of David and Saul
Curlywhirl Curlywhirl 8 years
I bet the guy David will be good friends with the kings son. It looks really good though!
Curlywhirl Curlywhirl 8 years
It's the story of David and Saul from the bible, at least that's what I thought of when I was watching the trailer. They got this straight form the Bible, even the names Gilboa and Gath sounds like places from the Bible.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Looks intriguing.
Miss-Shapes Miss-Shapes 8 years
Looks good, but then I'd watch Ian McShane eat a corn dog.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
I'm intrigued by the trailer. Kings actually looks like something I'll invest time in. Thanks, Buzz.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i don't even remember hearing about this one, but i think that i might check it out seeing as how a lot of good shows are going to be off the air, i might have something new to check out.
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