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No McShane, But Lengthy Clip at 'Kings' Panel

July 24, 2008 11:23 AM

Ian McShane no-showed at NBC’s “Kings” Comic-Con panel, but attendees were treated to a 20-minute clip of the February show, a preview much longer than what critics were privy to at the Television Critics Association press tour.

Creator Michael Green explained that Mr. McShane, who plays King Silas, was held up in traffic. (A major accident on Thursday morning pretty much shut down the southbound 5 freeway near Camp Pendleton, between L.A. and San Diego.)

Mr. Green said Mr. McShane provided a brief note to be read in his absence, mostly containing words used by his character in “Deadwood,” Al Swearengen.

Questions about the show revolved around the shooting location (New York City) and the religious implications of the show, which is a modern-day retelling of David and Goliath.

—Andrew Krukowski

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