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NBC Orders ‘Kings’ to Series

May 19, 2008  •  Post A Comment

NBC has given a series order to “Kings,” the two-hour drama pilot starring Ian McShane (“Deadwood”).
The greenlight is somewhat anticlimatic, since the network announced last month that “Kings” would be part of its Sunday schedule come January. However, NBC’s April press release technically stated only that it planned to air the show, a modern retelling of the David and Goliath story.
In any event, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios Co-Chairman Ben Silverman said he had “always loved this concept.”
“After watching the production that’s currently under way—as well as the incredible chemistry of the cast and the amazing world realized by Francis Lawrence and Michael Green—we want to continue telling the story with a series commitment,” he added.
Mr. Green (“Heroes”) and Erwin Stoff are executive producers of “Kings.” Mr. Lawrence (“I Am Legend”) is directing the pilot and will serve as executive producer of the Universal Media Studios series.

20 Comments

  1. Big “DUH.” A major demographic for this series will be evangelical Christians, and we are in church Sunday nights!

  2. its not going to matter what you believe on any given day in the idea this series is implying for the world. one king,one world,united nations does this give a clue.

  3. I think this production is inspirational!….

  4. Having watched the first four episodes, I doubt evangelicals will be any more or less interested as a demographic. It’s an old testament story, where god is a little bit more unkempt and jealous, and his heroes a little more human, than righteous evangelicals might have. This is going to be a much better “God included” series than, say, Battlestar Galactica turned out to be (where unfortunate plot twists, like Starbuck’s death, get morphed into “angels among us” storylines that, in my opinion, only mock the idea of religion-infused television). Bang up job on the casting in Kings. The only bad part was the soliloquoy delivered by David with bloody bedsheet in hand. A little _too_ melodramatic.

  5. I love this series and even if it is on Sunday night….DVR???

  6. I love this series and even if it is on Sunday night….DVR???

  7. I love this series and even if it is on Sunday night….DVR???

  8. I love Kings, the cast is amazing, the concept somewhat new for television, great taking that from the Bible and twisting it into a modern day script. Can’t wait for next season, here in California it is on Saturdays,

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