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Tuesday, February 17, 2009


NBC has announced a pilot for a new television drama, Kings.

Crosswalk.com introduces it this way:

It’s a story perfect for Hollywood. A handsome farmer boy, youngest of seven sons, joins the army. An act of heroism catapults him onto a national stage. The leader of the country, fearing his popularity and yet wanting to exploit it, brings him to the capital.

Women love him, including the leader’s daughter. As a fresh new face of hope, the people see him as a successor to the leader’s increasingly erratic behavior, but the powerful are not going to let him take over without a fight.

If that sounds familiar, it should. It's the story of David brought into modern times.

The king is more CEO than warrior-king. The princess fights for health care reform. And Goliath is a military tank.
Of course, they've had to make some changes in the story, for instance:
...the character of Jack (Sebastian Stan), who represents the biblical Jonathan, is hinted to be gay. “I thought it made the best conflict, the best story,” explained Michael Green at a recent press event. Jack’s storyline is not the focus of the pilot, nor does it involve David, but for many who love and are inspired by the dear friendship between David and Jonathan in the Bible, this particular change may come as a shock.

Regardless, I'm going to be setting my Tivo to grab this when it airs March 15 @ 7:00 central.

As Crosswalk says:
It should give those who know the Bible a good conversation-starter with those who are being introduced for the first time.
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