Kings is a television drama series created by Michael Green and produced by Universal Media Studios which is loosely based on the Biblical story of King David, but set in a kingdom that culturally and technologically resembles the present-day United States.
The series aired in the USA on NBC from 15 March to 25 July, 2009. There are 13 hour-long episodes in one season.
The series originally aired in South Africa on DStv's M-Net Series channel from 1 March to 24 May, 2010, on Mondays at 19h00. It later aired on SABC3. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Kings premiered on SABC3 on Thursday 10 November 2011, at 21h30. New episodes broadcast weekly.
From executive producer Michael Green comes a riveting new drama about a modern day monarchy.
Kings is a contemporary re-telling of the timeless tale of David and Goliath. This series is an epic story of greed and power, war and romance, forbidden loves and secret alliances - and a young hero who rises to power in a modern-day kingdom.
King Silas Benjamin (Ian McShane) is the well-entrenched king of Gilboa, whose flag bears a divine butterfly symbol. Gilboa has its capital in Shiloh, a clean new city that is unspoiled by time or litter.
Silas must deal with the tensions rising between Gilboa and neighbouring nation Gath.
When several prisoners of war are taken, a young soldier, David Shepard (Chris Egan), defies orders and crosses enemy lines to save them. Unknown to David, the soldier he saves is Jack Benjamin (Sebastian Stan), the son of the king.
From that day forth, David's life will never be the same.
Susanna Thompson plays Queen Rose Benjamin, a distant, yet supportive wife. Allison Miller stars as King Silas' beautiful, intelligent and outspoken daughter, Michelle.
General Linus Abner (Wes Studi), Reverend Ephram Samuels (Eamonn Walker) and William Cross, Silas' brother-in-law (Dylan Baker), try to influence King Silas.
From Universal Media Studios, Kings is executive-produced by Green, Erwin Stoff and Francis Lawrence, who also directed the pilot.
There are 13 episodes in one season
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 1 Mar 2010 | Finale: 24 May 2010 | Mondays, 19h00
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 10 Nov 2011 | Finale: 2 Feb 2011 | Thursdays, 21h30