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NBC's been generating buzz for its contemporary retelling of the King David story since this summer when the network presented the show at Comic-Con.

The series premieres with a two-hour event.

NBC explains, "This series is an epic story of greed and power, war and romance, forbidden loves and secret alliances -- and a young hero who rises to power in a modern-day kingdom. King Silas Benjamin (Ian McShane, 'Deadwood') is the well-entrenched king of Gilboa, with its capital in Shiloh, a clean new city that is unspoiled by time or litter. Silas must deal with the tensions rising between Gilboa and neighboring nation Gath. When several prisoners of war are taken, a young soldier, David Shepard (Chris Egan, 'Eragon'), defies orders and crosses enemy lines to save them. Unknown to David, the soldier he saves is Jack Benjamin (Sebastian Stan, 'The Covenant'), the son of the king. From that day forth, David's life will never be the same."

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