TV series gives King David a mobster makeover

With the rise in popularity of religion-based entertainment (think the upcoming TV miniseries “The Dovekeepers” and the film “Noah“) it was only a matter of time before we were treated to a biblical-Mafia mashup.

Okay, so maybe not, but it looks like it’s happening anyway.

“King David,” a drama series its creator, eOne, is calling an “epic mafia show in biblical clothing,” is in development, The Wrap reports.

Having trouble envisioning the good old Holy Land monarch as some kind of Tony Soprano figure? Absorb this: The show aims to bring to life the “full, contradictory character of the greatest warrior-king and patriarch of the Bible — a man who must make monstrous choices that betray his personal ideals and turn his family against him.”

Okay, that helps a little.

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