‘Kings’ — A Modern David and Goliath

Posted on March 7, 2009 at 8:00 am

I am really intrigued by the new NBC series Kings, “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.”
I was lucky enough to get an early peek at the opening episode and found it fascinating to see the classic themes and characters in a modern-day setting. It explores issues and conflicts that resonate with today’s headlines — war, energy, health care — and eternal themes of faith, conflict, loyalty, and family.
David Shepherd (Chris Egan) is a soldier who rescues a wounded hostage, not knowing the man he rescued is the son of the king, Ian McShane (“Deadwood,” “Kung Fu Panda”). In gratitude, the king offers David access and power, but there is treachery that makes the battles of war seem easy. The superb actor Dylan Baker co-stars.
It premieres on March 15. Give it a look. (Note to parents: Mature material including violence and sexual references)

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3 Replies to “‘Kings’ — A Modern David and Goliath”

  1. In a rare moment of planning ahead I noticed the Revised Common Lectionary readings for this summer are once more (every 3 years) the saga of David. So this series will be especially timely for those of us who do Bible study every week. I plan to record the series (untilit is available for sale) and use parts to illustrate aspects of the Bible story. I hope the series is as creative as the associated website – quite fascinating.

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