After NBC discontinued airing episodes of epic series Kings mid-April, the drama based on the Biblical tale of King David will revisit our screens on Sunday with "Brotherhood" - the seventh in the series and first in the last eight episodes slated to start airing this summer.
Jack (Sebastian Stan) and David (Christopher Egan) go - or were sent by the king - to neighboring Gath to reinforce the peace treaty. David, however, quickly learns that the trip is much more than just a diplomatic tour after Gath asks for an unusual and dangerous favor. Elsewhere, Michelle (Allison Miller) encounters problems because of her health-care bill, and Silas (Ian McShane) takes steps to prevent a plague from ravaging the city.
When we left off Kings mid-April, Silas was presiding over 10 cases during an annual tradition called Judgment Day. The event drove a wedge between David and Michelle, who competed against each other for the 10th case spot. Former child star Macaulay Culkin guest starred on the episode, as the king's nephew who returned from exile, while Jack and Katrina grew closer thanks to their quest for power.
Despite mostly positive critical reviews, NBC pulled the plug on Kings' Sunday schedule after only four episodes, citing dismal ratings in the important demographics at 6.07 million average and a 1.6/4 share in 18-49. NBC moved Kings to Saturday but after only one episode, postponed its airing until summer.
Also on the cast of Kings is Susanna Thompson, who plays Queen Rose Benjamin, wife of the king who may appear as someone who doesn't dabble with politics, but is expertly manipulating court life from behind the scenes; Eamonn Walker, Dylan Baker, Wes Studi, and Sarita Choudhury.