Spike TV has added six more actors to its growing cast list of “Tut,” the event series that will tackle the reign of Egypt’s King Tutankhamen. The show is slated for early 2015. Read on to know more about the latest development.
Starring Ben Kingsley, “Tut” would be the first ever scripted production on Spike TV after eight years. The award-winning actor was the very first cast member enlisted by the cable network, playing the role of Ay, the Grand Vizier who has an enormous influence over King Tutankhamen, who will be played by young star Avan Jogia. The two will be joined by six more actors in the following characters:
Kyle Bunbury, who has worked with Jogia on “Twisted,” will be portraying Suhad, an enchanting girl from Mitanni who captures the eye of Egypt’s youngest king. Sahud is not of royal blood, and their friendship may bring about conflict and friction. Bunbury, apart from being on “Twisted,” also starred in “The Sitter” with Jonah Hill on FOX. The actress hails from Canada.
Peter Gadiot will play the role of Ka, King Tut’s childhood friend. Ka is secretly in love with Ankhe, the wife of Tut. The actor was last seen in “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland,” playing the role of Cyrus, the genie. He’s also in the El Rey drama series “Matador.”
Sibylla Deen has been cast for the role of Ankhe, Tut’s wife and sister. Ankhe is characterized as conniving and calculating. The actress playing the role is from Australia and is part of the breakout series, “Tyrant,” on FX.
Nonso Anozie will assume the role of the brilliant military strategist, General Horemheb, whose lust for power will also figure in some conflicts. The actor, an accomplished British thespian, has worked on “Game of Thrones” on HBO and “Dracula” on NBC.
Alexander Siddig will be tacking the role of the high priest Amun, an important figure in King Tut’s reign. The actor is also very accomplished, appearing in numerous TV productions. He has recently been cast as Doran Martell in the upcoming season of “Game of Thrones.”
Finally, Iddo Goldberg will play Lagus, the soldier with a special connection with King Tut. Goldberg is an active television actor both in America and in the United Kingdom, having appeared in series like “Peaky Blinders,” “The Mentalist” and “Salem.”
Filming for “Tut” will commence this fall in Morocco.
And that’s the latest on “Tut” from Spike TV, which comes to the small screen in 2015. Check Movie News Guide (MNG) regularly for updates about this series, as well as news items on movies, television and celebrity.
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