Nick Jonas strikes a fighting pose with co-star Jonathan Tucker on the carpet for “Kingdom” on Saturday afternoon.
Nick was joined by Tucker and their co-stars Matt Lauria, Kiele Sanchez, Frank Grillo & Joanna Going at DIRECTV’s presentation of their new show “Kingdom” at the Summer 2014 Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton. The show, formerly titled “Navy St,” follows Alvey Kulina (Frank Grillo), the owner of Navy St., an MMA gym in Venice, CA, and a trainer who is looking to develop the next generation of fighters including his sons Jay (Tucker), and Nate (Jonas), the latter being the prized pugilist at the gym. Enter Christina (Going), Alvey’s estranged wife who battles drug addiction. Lauria plays Ryan Wheeler, a world class fighter who had it all, while Sanchez plays Alvey’s girlfriend Lisa Prince.
The show will premiere on DirecTV’s Audience network and creator Bryan Balasco teased at the TCAs, “We’re not going to be featuring a fight a week. MMA is such a unique cross section of people and I was interested in why these people do what they do, why they’re particularly drawn to physical violence in ways that we as (regular people) avoid doing.”
Who else is excited for “Kingdom”?