Of Kings and Prophets: Season 1 (2015)

Season 1
Of Kings and Prophets

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Of Kings and Prophets tries to add a Game of Thrones-inspired spin to the Old Testament, but ends up an aimless muddle.



Critic Ratings: 17


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User Ratings: 33

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Air date: Mar 8, 2016
Air date: Mar 15, 2016
Air date: Mar 22, 2016
Air date: Mar 29, 2016

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Ray Winstone
as King Saul
Oliver Rix
as David
Haaz Sleiman
as Jonathan
David Butler
as Eitan the Elder of Judah
Nicky Rebelo
as Elder of Bethlehem
Nathan Lynn
as Wagon Guard
Kyle Diffenthal
as Philistine Scout
David Dennis
as Hanoch the Elder of Ruben
Riaz Solker
as Israelite Soldier
Sven Ruygrok
as Elder's Son
Hein De Vries
as Hittite #1
Liam Brandt
as Philistine Soldier
Marwaan Majiet
as Hittite #2
Nolan Africa
as Shield Bearer
Refilwe Modiselle
as Person in Woods
Brendan Murray
as Other Heckler
Sonia Esgueria
as Woman in Crowd
Aimee Valentine
as Female Servant
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Critic Reviews for Of Kings and Prophets Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (9)

It's more like a descendant of Spartacus: Blood and Sand, made just modest and melodramatic enough to irk both faith-based audiences and those coming to it in search of a salacious, sanguinary fix.

Mar 8, 2016 | Full Review…

Kings and Prophets for the most part is deadly serious in both its approach and intent. It sounds strange to say its time has passed.

Mar 8, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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A good-looking TV production - filmed in South Africa - but with minimal appeal to either the sword-and-sandal crowd or the faith-based one.

Mar 7, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Of Kings and Prophets takes this dramatic event and superimposes a tiresome modern motivation.

Mar 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Let's put it this way: If the newly released Game of Thrones trailer won't tide you over until the HBO drama's return, Of Kings and Prophets would make a decent substitute, if only it didn't take itself so seriously.

Mar 9, 2016 | Full Review…

It does have a few things going for it, including high production values and intriguing political and religious themes.

Mar 9, 2016 | Rating: 6.5/10 | Full Review…

Watching, you feel as though its story is just familiar enough to seem inevitable whenever it's not tedious, and its earnestness short-circuits any electrical charge of wit or sexiness.

Mar 8, 2016 | Full Review…

Frankly, what seems even more sacrilegious than hewing ABC-close to a religious story is the notion that maybe Of Kings and Prophets wants to be like HBO's Game of Thrones.

Mar 9, 2016 | Full Review…

The result overall is certainly less biblical, in the traditional sense, but it's also far from epic.

Mar 8, 2016 | Full Review…

All the costumes, makeup, and fancy hair won't cover up the fact that the narrative is sloppy, the acting over-the-top and the overall structure a bit confounding.

Mar 8, 2016 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Of Kings and Prophets: Season 1

  • Mar 08, 2016
    Oddball modern hairstyles and mediocre makeup. The show is nothing to write your Grans about, but my wife seems to like the first episode of the series and will watch again next week to see if it improves. 2.5 stars out of 5.

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