Francis Lawrence is set to direct Kings for NBC. According to Variety, this retelling of the King David story will be written by Heroes writer Michael Green.

The series will be set in a modern day metropolis. The first season will follow a young soldier named David that becomes famous after a heroic act that pits him against a much stronger Goliath. Throughout subsequent seasons, he will eventually become the ruler of this modern day landscape.

NBC's Ben Silverman stated, "It's a really great hook and an incredible mythic story. The script is brilliantly written." It is being considered a companion piece to Heroes.

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