ABC has released eight new photos from the Of Kings and Prophets TV series, check them out, above and below. The Of Kings and Prophets biblical drama premieres Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at 10:00pm ET/PT.
The Of Kings and Prophets cast includes: Ray Winstone as King Saul; Olly Rix as David; Mohammad Bakri as Samuel; Simone Kessell as Queen Ahinoam; Nathaniel Parker as King Achish; Haaz Sleiman as Jonathan; James Floyd as Ishbaal; Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Michal; Jeanine Mason as Merav; and David Walmsley as Joab.
Here is how ABC describes Of Kings and Prophets:
“Of Kings and Prophets” is an epic biblical saga of faith, ambition and betrayal as told through the eyes of the battle-weary King Saul, the resentful prophet Samuel and the resourceful young shepherd David — all on a collision course with destiny that will change the world.
One thousand years before Christ, the first King of the Israelites, Saul, struggles to unify the Twelve Tribes of Israel and defend his fledgling nation against savage enemy attacks. The quick-to-anger Saul is a fierce warrior and as adept with a sword as he is with political negotiations. The House of Saul is comprised of his loyal wife, Ahinoam, the Queen of Israel, their two sons, Jonathan and Ishbaal and two daughters, Merav and Michal. In time, Saul comes to realize that his greatest threat will not come from his enemies, but from a simple shepherd.
The shepherd David has always yearned for a bigger place in the world beyond his small village of Bethlehem. His sometimes youthful foolishness may put him in terrifying situations, but he always goes for what he wants, even if that means killing a lion in exchange for sparing his family’s debts. When he’s unexpectedly anointed as the next King of Israel, he doesn’t know if kingship is a mantle he is ready to wear.
The mysterious and enigmatic Samuel is the Prophet of Israel. When he hears the voice of God, he interprets His signs and relays it to the people. Samuel anointed Saul as King many years ago and Saul has always been grateful and abided by Samuel’s word. However, King Saul’s faithfulness will soon be tested, and the outcome will forever change the destiny of Israel.
“Of Kings and Prophets” stars Ray Winstone as King Saul, Olly Rix as David, Mohammad Bakri as Samuel, Simone Kessell as Queen Ahinoam, Nathaniel Parker as King Achish, Haaz Sleiman as Jonathan, James Floyd as Ishbaal, Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Michal, Jeanine Mason as Merav, David Walmsley as Joab.
“Of Kings and Prophets” was developed by Adam Cooper & Bill Collage. The executive producers are Chris Brancato, Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Reza Aslan, Jason T. Reed and Mahyad Tousi. “Of Kings and Prophets” is produced by ABC Studios.
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