Spike TV has released the first teaser for their upcoming epic 3 night event series, Tut.
The limited series, based on the life of the Boy King, stars Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley as Ay, King Tut’s influential grand vizier and Avan Jogia as the title character.
Tut tells the story of the youngest ruling Pharaoh for the first time on television and the series will follow the story of Tut’s rise to power and his struggle to lead Egypt to glory, while dealing with the issues that often come along with being royalty, which include his closest advisors, friends and lovers scheming for their own nefarious interests.
Fans who tune in will get the chance to see Tut grow as a king, while learning that “fate is not what you are given, it is what you take” as the series examines Tut’s world, one filled with romance, battles, political backstabbing, conspiracy, jealousy, and murder.
You can watch the intriguing teaser and get a peek at Avan as Tut below:
Tut also stars Nonso Anozie, Sibylla Deen, Kylie Bunbury, Alexander Siddig, Peter Gadiot and Iddo Goldberg.
You can catch the epic 3 night event when it premieres on Spike TV Summer 2015.
As an Egyptian history geek and a fan of Jogia’s, I’m pretty excited about this mini-series and plan on checking it out when it premieres. We’d love to hear your thoughts on the Boy King’s story being brought to TV in the comments below!
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