‘House of David’ Biblical Drama at Amazon Casts Its David, Goliath, King Saul and More (EXCLUSIVE)

After a fourth-month, worldwide search, the Amazon Prime Video drama “House of David” has found its cast of biblical figures

Published Time: 12.06.2024 - 20:31:32 Modified Time: 12.06.2024 - 20:31:32

After a fourth-month, worldwide search, the Amazon Prime Video drama “House of David” has found its cast of biblical figures.

Michael Iskander will lead the series as David. The Egyptian American actor is best known for originating the role of Aaron in “Kimberly Akimbo,” which in 2023 won the Tony Award for Best Musical.

King Saul will be played by Ali Suliman (“Jack Ryan”). His wife Queen Ahinoam will be played by Ayelet Zurer (“Man Of Steel”) while Samuel is played by Stephen Lang (“Avatar: The Way of Water”) and Goliath is played by Martyn Ford aka the Nightmare (“Mortal Kombat 2”).

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Per the official description, “‘House of David’ tells the story of the ascent of biblical icon, David, who eventually becomes the most famous king of Israel. The series follows the once-mighty King Saul as he falls victim to his own pride. At the direction of God, the prophet Samuel anoints an unlikely, outcast teenager as the new king. As Saul loses his power over his kingdom, David finds himself on a journey to discover and fulfill his destiny, navigating love, loss and violence in the court of the very man he’s destined to replace. For one leader to rise, another must fall.”

The “House of David” cast also includes Indy Lewis (“Industry”) as Mychal and Yali Topol Margalith (“Tattooist of Auschwitz”) as Mirab, Saul’s daughters; Ethan Kai (“The Turkish Detective”) as Jonathan, Saul’s son and heir apparent; Oded Fehr (“Star Trek: Discovery”) as Abner, Saul&rs -

quo;s advisor; Louis Ferreira (“Shōgun”) as Jesse, David’s father; Davood Ghadami (“Eastenders”) as Eliab, David’s eldest brother and decorated warrior in King Saul’s army; and Ashraf Barhom (“Tyrant”) as Doeg, a mysterious Edomite.

Production on “House of David” is currently underway in Greece.

The series is based on an idea by director Jon Erwin, who executive produces alongside Jonathan Walker, Jon Gunn, Justin Rosenblatt, Chad Oakes and Mike Frislev. Rosenblatt serves as the executive in charge of production on behalf of the Wonder Project, for which “The Chosen” creator Dallas Jenkins is a large shareholder and special advisor.

In association with the Wonder Project and Amazon MGM Studios, “House of David” is produced by Nomadic Pictures and Argonauts along with Kingdom Story Company and Lionsgate Television.

“‘House of David’ is our telling of a 3,000-year-old hero’s journey, and it all starts with our David, Michael Iskander,” said Erwin. “Finding Michael and getting to work with him has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. Our entire cast is incredible, and I can’t wait for a global audience to get to know them the way I do.”

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