Ian McShane Joins NBC’s Kings

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Ian McShane will play the monarch in NBC’s drama pilot “Kings,” a modern-day take on the King David tale from Universal Media Studios, says Variety. Christopher Egan will play David.

Michael Green (“Heroes”) wrote the pilot for “Kings” and is executive producing.

McShane won a Golden Globe for his role as Al Swearengen, the foul-mouthed saloon owner on “Deadwood.”