- 1 Season
A cancelled thirteen episode drama series created by Michael Green, Kings is based on the Biblical story of King David with a modern twist. The series is heavy with symbolism and repetitive imagery and relies on more contemporary historical stories as well as biblical ones to bolster its plot lines. Set in the absolute monarchy of Gilboa, the story follows a young soldier named David, played by Christopher Egan, on the front lines in the war against the Republic of Gath. Disobeying orders he tries to go behind enemy lines to rescue a captured soldier. In order to make the rescue, David must face a Goliath tank which he destroys with one lucky toss of an anti-tank mine. When it is revealed that the captive was Jack, the kingdom's prince played by Sebastian Stan, hapless hero David becomes the nation's new darling. The corrupt King Silas (portrayed by Ian McShane) has fallen out of favor with the people and learns that David is God's new chosen ruler. Although afraid at first, Silas decides that this is a sign that God intends for David to serve him. He takes David under his wing to keep control over him, much to the irritation of the heir Jack. David must battle his way through court politics without being swayed by the manipulation of Silas and others. He must also contend with his unsought for rivalry with Jack and his blossoming romance with Silas' daughter Princess Michelle (played by Allison Miller) that leads unexpectedly to parenthood. Court intrigue and betrayal bring about David's imprisonment for treason at the hands of Silas only to have him return as Silas' one ally when his son and another overthrow his monarchy. The season and series concludes when a court reverend appears to David and Silas in visions confirming David's divine right as successor. David flees Gilboa and Silas, who first built up the kingdom on God's direct orders, claims that the divine presence is now his enemy.