NBC's new series,
Kings, made headlines when
Ian McShane signed on to play King Silas Benjamin. But at the show's panel and press line at Comic-Con, it was the newcomers who were heating up the scene, especially in the absence of their elder costar.
The upcoming series, which is a modernized, soapy adaptation of the story of King David, features a number of newbies to look out for when it airs. Aussie actor Christopher Egan stars as David Shepherd, whose heroism draws him into Silas' court in a futuristic Manhattan. Egan's soft-spoken manner, sexy accent and looks akin to a fellow famous Aussie are sure to keep viewers (or just an editor or two) tuning in to see what he's got - and even more so when things heat up with the princess, played by the lovely Allison Miller.
Recent Gossip Girl guest (and Covenant star) Sebastian Stan plays Jack Benjamin, the gorgeous and arrogant son of King Silas who is on an oh-so-realistic downward spiral. Add some high couture, edgy set design and romantic plot twists to this hot group of up-and-comers, and you've got a recipe for what could be one of fall's slickest new shows. Will you be holding court with this revamped royal family? - Anna Dimond