Of Kings and Prophets: An Epic Biblical Saga as Told Through the Eyes of a Battle-Weary King, a Resentful Prophet and a Resourceful Young Shepherd
ABC released the official episode synopsis, promotional photos and trailer for the season premiere of new series, Of Kings and Prophets titled, “Offerings of Blood.” The episode, written by Adam Cooper & Bill Collage and directed by Michael Offer debuts Tuesday, March 8th. Check out the description and all the promotional photos for the upcoming episode as well as the official trailer below.
The battle-weary King Saul (Ray Winstone) struggles to defend his Kingdom from one of Israel’s ancient enemies, the Philistines, by marrying off his daughter, Merav (Jeanine Mason), to Mattiyahu of Judah (guest star Matt Whelan). All are hopeful this strategic marriage will unify the twelve Israelite tribes. In the midst of the wedding preparations, the prophet Samuel (Mohammad Bakri) beckons Saul and relays a message from God that he must destroy the Amalekites, another of Israel’s ancient enemies. Saul dares to challenge the Prophet Samuel, setting in motion a series of calamities that will threaten his rule of the kingdom.
Meanwhile, the shepherd, David (Olly Rix), is determined to settle his family’s debts. He travels to the King’s palace in Gibeah with his cousin Yoab (David Walmsley) and makes the bold proposition that he can kill the lion hunting his flock. Queen Ahinoam (Simone Kessel) scoffs at David, but daughter Michal (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) thinks he just might accomplish this dangerous feat, on the series premiere of “Of Kings and Prophets.”