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The Entire ComicCon Panel For Its Ian McShane Alternate-Universe Drama KINGS!!

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“Kings” is NBC's retelling of The Bible’s David Story, set in a world with skyscrapers and cell phones. (A flashback depicts a soldier named David battling a tank called Goliath.) It’s from writer-producer Michael Green, whose credits include “Smallville,” “Jack & Bobby,” “Everwood” and “Heroes.” It stars many pretty youngsters and "Deadwood's" Ian McShane (who was promoted for the panel but never showed). It's currently set to premiere in February. The whole poorly miked Thursday ComicCon panel, hosted by “Heroes” icon Greg Grunberg:

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  • July 25, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Israelites! To your tents!

    by chrth

    Interesting how they do that aspect of it.

  • July 25, 2008, 1:39 p.m. CST

    What does Jesus need with a cell phone?

    by Heckles

    Bible thumpers, start your engines.

  • July 25, 2008, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Bible thumpers aren't going to care

    by chrth

    Some Jewish groups might, but I doubt it.

  • July 25, 2008, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Ok, when is the MST3K Comic-con update?

    by Baron Karza

    Cant wait..

  • July 25, 2008, 2 p.m. CST

    As a Christian, please allow me to say...

    by gboybama

    After what they did to Bionic (awful show) and Journeyman (potentially great show), NBC can suck it. I'm not watching even if it does star another lead from another once-great cancelled HBO series.

  • July 25, 2008, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Yeah, and the new 90210...

    by Kid Z really the Bhagavad Gita set in modern-day Beverly Hills. Seriously, this is the stupidest fuckin' idea I've ever heard for a network show.

  • July 25, 2008, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Journeyman I can understand...

    by ejcarter9

    ... but Bionic Woman? meh.

  • July 25, 2008, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Did you check the bar across the street!

    by cookylamoo

    that's where McShane was, cocksuckers!

  • July 25, 2008, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Hoople heads...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    ...feed 'em to fuckin' Wu's pigs...<p> bring back Deadwood...<p> That should cover it...

  • July 25, 2008, 2:29 p.m. CST


    by Quin the Eskimo

    Don't you know Christians aren't welcome here? <p> Halfhearted sarcasm.

  • July 25, 2008, 2:48 p.m. CST

    mcshane got caught in the traffic jam caused by the accident

    by bacci40

    and this show wont last past 8 epis, despite the pretty cast...cant wait till the show runner states that he came up with all the storylines himself and has never read the bible

  • July 25, 2008, 2:59 p.m. CST

    NBC has chosen to modernize the bible, and here's why

    by RokurGepta

    because re-making things seems to be the only way to go nowadays and since it was King Solomon who said "There is nothing new under the sun" then fuck it, let's re-make the bible.... <br> that is absolutely the gayest fucking shit brained idea EVER. FUCK YOU NBC......FUCK YOU <br>

  • July 25, 2008, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Fuckin' ComicCon indignities.

    by Al Swearengen

    I missed the fuckin' panel 'cause I had to see to a blood stain on my office floor. There are some things a man must fuckin' take care of himself.

  • July 25, 2008, 3:02 p.m. CST

    SpoilerTV: Heroes season 3 premiere to air at ComicCon

    by Pennsy

    The first episode, that is of the 2-hour event, 'The Butterfly Effect':

  • July 25, 2008, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Hey Al

    by toshiro-solo

    Is it just me, or have you been making some odd fucking choices since your departure from the Gem? Hot Rod? Death Race? Kung-Fu Fucking Panda (Alright, Kung-Fu Fucking Panda was pretty decent), and now THIS? Seriously - does some hoopleheaded cocksucker have something on you? If so, I'm sure it's nothing a little knife work wouldn't make quick riddance of...

  • July 25, 2008, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Pennsy...kring better pray it doesnt suck

    by bacci40

    and it seems that this was added at the last moment, cuz it isnt on the sched....and please dont rip mcshane for his role choices...not his fault that hollywood is devoid of creativity

  • July 25, 2008, 3:18 p.m. CST

    It was added at the last moment, maybe for strategic

    by Pennsy

    reasons. If they just showed a preview of it, then there would be more time for a Q&A, and more time to dwell on what went wrong in season 2. Heroes is already on probation with me because they left Kristen Bell off tomorrow's panel. But fear not, folks - Dania Ramirez will be there; Maja, aka Heroes' own Kim Bauer.

  • July 25, 2008, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Speaking of K-Bell's movie co-stars...

    by Pennsy

    How about Russell Brand hosting the MTV Video Music Awards? Not the choice I thought they'd have made.

  • July 25, 2008, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Fuckin' toshiro-solo

    by Al Swearengen

    Odd fuckin' choices, huh? When the cunts of your whores aren't exactly turnin' a profit and you've got that motherfucking cocksucker Hearst aimin' to flex his muscle... well, sometimes a man is forced to grab ankle and acquaint himself with a less than prideful posture on account of his financial liabilities.

  • July 25, 2008, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Actually, this might not be a bad idea

    by chrth

    If they use Pinsky's Life of David. There's something interesting ideas in that book.

  • July 25, 2008, 4:27 p.m. CST

    New Dexter teaser

    by blue1622

    Dexter season 3 promo from Comic Con panel is up on

  • July 25, 2008, 4:30 p.m. CST

    I fucking love talkback Al Swearengen

    by gboybama

    He's the only true link back to the genius of the series. <p>Of course, I'm apt to receive a beating once he cogitates to my feelings of fraternal longing for him. Ah well. Life ain't fuckin' fair.

  • July 25, 2008, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Fuck NBC - Dexter Season 3 Preview Released

    by RaRoMo

    Showtime has released a nearly three-minute preview of Dexter - Season 3. See it at The preview looks fantastic. Dark, taut and funny. So now the big question is: Which show is going to do better in the ratings: Alan Ball's True Blood season 1 on HBO, or Dexter season 3 on Showtime (starring Michael C. Hall from Alan Ball's brilliant HBO series, Six Feet Under)?

  • July 25, 2008, 4:40 p.m. CST

    I can't wait to see Death-Race.

    by cookylamoo

    Just to see what horrible fate awaits Joan Allen at the end.

  • July 25, 2008, 4:56 p.m. CST


    by IamZardoz

    Knew better than do no more than collect a paycheck on this basura.

  • she dropped in, I have to say. ;)

  • July 25, 2008, 5:46 p.m. CST

    And the 2008 Emmy hosts might be...

    by Pennsy

    Tom Bergeron, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Jeff Probst and/or Ryan Seacrest. Maybe one of them, maybe all of 'em. <p> God help us all.

  • July 25, 2008, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Ian McShane without cocksuckers

    by smackfu

    Is like a hamburger without the bun.

  • July 25, 2008, 9:58 p.m. CST

    "not ignorant fucking chink!"

    by smackfu

  • July 25, 2008, 9:59 p.m. CST


    by smackfu

  • July 26, 2008, 2:36 a.m. CST

    "The Bible?" Is that a graphic novel?

    by ebonic_plague

    Remember when comic cons were about comics, and not just glorified sweeps preview junkets?

  • July 26, 2008, 3:48 a.m. CST


    by Big Dumb Ape

    Seriously, is this network even still on the air? Who the fuck watches anything they show? At this point if there's something on NBC that I would watch, it must be a total fluke -- like a tape mistakenly got sent to them from another network.<p>Seriously, this is just another FUCKING BAD IDEA from NBC, the network that MOST needs an across the board house cleaning in the creative departments AND most definitely the executive wing!

  • July 26, 2008, 4:10 a.m. CST

    ebonic_plague...those days are over

    by bacci40

    ended in 2001 with the big mockup for the time machine....7 years later, it only gets worse, with the nadir being that twilight panel...makes me sad and angry at the same time...15 years of attending the con and then pushed out by those who would deride me as being a geek...

  • July 26, 2008, 2:04 p.m. CST


    by König Lear

    It surprises me how few people realize the potential of a series, film, play, etc., that draws heavily from one of the greatest and longest enduring sources, or at least examples, of literary archetypes in human history. Any writer or filmmaker who panders to the same blasé trend of "improving" on or "updating" an ancient literary or holy text--that could well stand on its own were an intelligent, serious group of minds put to adapting it--is just perpetuating the faux-art commercial drive supported by major studios and networks that strangles real creativity and interest. That said, this series will be short-lived: if it's any good, which it won't be, no one will watch it, and if it's bad, which it will be, everyone's aversion to the idea will be proven wise.

  • July 28, 2008, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Ian McShane showed up for Death Race Panel.

    by HellKing