Monday, January 12, 2015

FIRST SET PHOTOS FROM SPIKE TV'S ANCIENT EGYPT HISTORICAL MINI SERIES ABOUT KING 'TUT' WITH BEN KINGSLEY, AVAN JOGIA, ALEXANDER SIDDIG, NONSO ANOZIE

ANCIENT EGYPT 'TUT' SERIES
FIRST EPIC SET IMAGES
Look what I have dug out for you today: first photos from the sets of Spike TV's upcoming new historical mini series TUT on Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun! To air sometime later this year, the epic six hour mini series will have the story revolving around Tutankhamun, aka King TUT (who reigned c. 1333 to 1323 BC), the youngest Pharaoh to rule Ancient Egypt, whose famous golden sarcophagus has become one of the symbols of the ancient civilization. Young actor Avan Jogia is playing the lead role of King TUT, while legendary star Ben Kingsley will be Ay, the Grand Vizier to King Tutankhamun, who wields tremendous power and influence as the top advisor to the young Egyptian ruler.

AT THE PHARAOH'S COURT
The biggest and the most ambitious project in Spike TV's history, TUT will also have DRACULA's and GAME OF THRONES' Nonso Anozie portraying the savvy military, yet power hungry, strategist General Horemheb. TYRANT's Sibylla Deen plays Ankhe, the calculating and conniving sister-wife of King Tutankhamun. TWISTED's Kylie Bunbury portrays Suhad, the beautiful and endearing girl of Mitanni descent who develops a strong bond with the young Egyptian king, despite the fact she is not of royal bloodlines. STAR TREK's and DA VINCI'S DEMONS' Alexander Siddig is playing High Priest Amun, a major political figure who holds great influence in King Tutankhamun's inner sanctum. Peter Gadiot plays Ka, King Tutankhamun's close confidant and seemingly loyal friend from childhood who harbours a secret love for Ankhe, Tut's wife. Iddo Goldberg plays Lagus, an Egyptian soldier who develops a special bond with King Tutankhamun.

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    1. Hope we get official photos and a trailer soon!

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  2. Ancient Egypt is always fascinating...great pics!

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    1. we should have more Ancient Egypt set films and series!

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  3. Hmm, I'll watch anything related to Ancient Egypt, but I wonder how Spike will approach it. They're not exactly known for classy, high-brow stuff.

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    1. I hope it won't be overly plane and cheap looking.

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  4. Could be a really nice romp and riot...crack that whip!

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    1. we do like chariot races on the screens!

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  5. Now that look like its gonna be good!

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    1. fingers crossed, we really need us an Ancient Egyptian series!

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  6. certainly not the oldest pharaoh to rule

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  7. Will be an interesting series. I'm sure I will enjoy the costumes and beautiful, rich culture.

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  8. I used to work in a bookstore and this lady would come in and spend hundreds of dollars each week on Ancient Egypt books. I am kind of glad I don't work there anymore because she would talk, talk, talk about Egypt to the point of boredom. But now I am wondering if this is a show she would have loved, or one that would infuriate her because I am sure she would pick apart every scene in her free time.

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    1. I'm guilty of the same crime... when I visit a bookstore I mostly buy historical books and I have quite a lot of books and encyclopaedias on Ancient Egypt :)

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    3. But do you insist on talking the booksellers ear off when they clearly aren't interested in knowing every detail about it? I swear, she could probably differentiate between an Egyptian grain of sand and a Hawaiian one, then proceed to inform you of how it came to be in a 4 hour conversation. She was also one that if she saw a pin sized flaw in the book would have us send it back and re-order her a new one. Very infuriating woman, so every time I think of Ancient Egypt, I don't have good thoughts. However, Egypt is a place that I would just love to travel to some day!

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    4. Nope, I never talk to any sellers or shop assistants, I'm quite a grumpy person in shops :)

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  9. Great pictures. I keep thinking of the rich costumes and backgrounds of these historical fiction works. Must cost a lot of money.

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    1. it is their richest series ever. It is being done by the production house that brought us brilliant PILLARS OF THE EARTH a few years ago

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  10. looks good, i hope it stands the test of time.

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    1. fingers crossed, let us pray to the Ra and the holy Scarabey!

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