ABC to reshoot the pilot for Of Kings and Prophets

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Last month, the ABC network delayed the premiere of its Bible-themed series Of Kings and Prophets, which had originally been scheduled for the fall, so that it could recast some of the supporting roles, such as the king of the Philistines.

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A former King David will now play the king of the Philistines

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Deadline reports that Nathaniel Parker has been cast as Achish, king of the Philistines, in Of Kings and Prophets, the ABC series about Saul, David and Samuel that is currently going through some retooling before it shoots its first season.

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Review: The Bible Collection (dir. various, 1996-1997)

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David, Warner Alliance, 1997, dir. Robert Markowitz.

THE BIBLE Collection was, and is, a great idea, but like so many great ideas, its execution has proved rather uneven.

The initial films in this made-for-TV series — Abraham, Jacob and especially Joseph — treated biblical sex and violence with uncommon frankness, and they brought to life biblical stories that had, until then, languished in cinematic obscurity. Moses covered more familiar territory, but its down-to-earth naturalism and a terrific performance by Ben Kingsley helped to set it apart from the overblown epics of the past.

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