NBC has greenlit production on “Kings,” an modern retelling of the King David story written by Michael Green (“Heroes”) and directed by Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend), reports Variety.
Green and Lawrence will serve as executive producers, as will 3 Arts Entertainment’s Erwin Stoff.
“Kings” will be set in a modern city that’s a sort of meta-New York City (think Gotham City, but not as dark). The city will is the center of a kingdom financed by a wealthy entrepreneur who’s benefited from the constant state of war in the kingdom.
The first season plot will have a young solider catapulting to fame via a heroic act that pits him as a David vs. a much stronger Goliath. He’ll ultimately end up running the kingdom.