Of Kings and Prophets — season one, episode two


Season 1, Episode 2 — ‘Let the Wicked Be Ashamed’
I Samuel 16

Editing Samuel. The chronology has been rearranged a tad, but the episode begins and ends with Samuel going to anoint David (I Samuel 16:1-13), and it includes scenes of David playing the harp for Saul and growing closer to him (I Samuel 16:14-23).

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Watch: A new TV spot for Of Kings & Prophets, and more


Is Of Kings and Prophets going to be shown in 3D? Probably not, but a new TV spot almost makes you think it might, thanks to the people and objects that pop out of the image and into the black bars at the top and bottom of the frame — an effect that has been used in 3D movies like G-Force and Life of Pi to make it seem like the films are leaping right off the screen. Check out the new TV spot, along with some other videos and a new interview with executive producer Chris Brancato, below the jump.

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Sex, diversity, accuracy and more: the Of Kings & Prophets producers speak


Two weeks ago, I linked to a story about the sex scenes in Of Kings and Prophets and wondered how graphic they could really be, given that this series is being made for network television. Well, now we have a partial answer: the producers, speaking on a panel to promote the series yesterday, said the network might put racier versions of the episodes online, after the more censored versions have aired on television.

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Watch: New teaser for Of Kings & Prophets, plus new photos and an “historical introduction” to the biblical series


With Of Kings and Prophets set to premiere just two months from now, the ABC network is stepping up its publicity campaign. In the last two weeks they have released a 15-second teaser, several new photos, and a press release that explains how the battles depicted in this series are “an origin story” for the conflicts that currently bedevil the Middle East. You can check all those things out below the jump.

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Watch: The first trailer for Of Kings and Prophets


The first trailer for Of Kings and Prophets — the ABC series about Saul, David and Samuel — is here, and it’s got some of the expected biblical violence (Goliath, Amalekites, etc.) as well as some of the rumoured biblical sex (Saul has a concubine, while David seems to be having an affair with Saul’s wife).

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King Saul gets a concubine in Of Kings and Prophets


If there’s one thing we can say about Of Kings and Prophets, it’s that the series will focus quite a bit on the family of King Saul. They’ve already cast actors to play Saul himself, his wife Ahinoam, his son Ish-Bosheth, his daughter Michal and possibly his son Jonathan. And now Elodie Yung is set to play Saul’s concubine Rizpah.

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