IF anyone is unfamiliar with the show, it's basically about a modern-day monarchy, which looks like they've set it in an alternate universe of New York City. The show revolves around the Benjamin family, headed by King Silas (Ian McShane). When young soldier David Shepherd (played by Eragon's Chris Egan) saves the king's son, Jack (Sebastian Stan) during a deadly war between the two kingdoms of Gilboa (King Silas' kingdom) and Gath, he is thrust into the world of royalty, in which politics is the new game and conspiracy is the choice method of going about things.
The show is like a cross between Rome, The West Wing, The Tudors, and Band of Brothers. Created by Michael Green (who was a producer on Heroes), the show's pilot was directed by Francis Lawrence, who directed movies like Constantine and I Am Legend, so the show has a really unique, cinematic visual style.
Anyone a fan of this show? With only four episodes in, this is by far the most exciting show I've seen in a while, and I'm so happy that Ian McShane is back. We all know how awesome he was in Deadwood, and in Kings he is just incredible as King Silas. I also think that this show has a lot of potential. I'm hoping that it picks up in viewership so that it gets renewed for another season. Although of course, considering it's only been on the air for about a month, it's really too early to tell, but what with Yahoo! posting news that there's a possibility the show might be cancelled, one can only hope, you know?
Here are some pictures from the show: