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

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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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Of Kings and Prophets producer talks about making the Old Testament “relevant to the way we live today”

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My fellow Patheos blogger Kate O’Hare has posted an article over at Angelus News in which she interviews Chris Brancato, the writer and producer who was brought on board to help retool the upcoming biblical ABC series Of Kings and Prophets.

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Watch: The first trailer for Of Kings and Prophets

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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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Did David marry the wife of King Saul? And other questions raised by the pilot episode for Of Kings and Prophets

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It’s a wrap for Of Kings and Prophets!

The pilot for the proposed series about Saul, David and Samuel finished shooting in South Africa a couple days ago, so now seemed like a good time to round up the last batch of Instagrams posted by the show’s cast and crew. A few new details have leaked regarding the angle the script takes on its biblical source material, too.

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Of Kings and Prophets has found its prophet Samuel

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From the beginning, Of Kings and Prophets has been billed as a story “told through the eyes of a battle-weary king, a powerful and resentful prophet and a resourceful young shepherd”. Since then, we have learned who will be playing the king and the shepherd — and now, at last, we know who is playing the prophet.

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Guess who’s behind the new ABC series about King David

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The Wrap reports that ABC has ordered five new pilot episodes — basically test runs for potential full-fledged series — and one of them is biblical in nature.

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