DirecTV’s ‘Kingdom’: “Set Yourself on Fire” Preview [Photos]

After months of watching Jonathan Tucker, Nick Jonas and Matt Lauria transform their bodies via photos and video on social media, DirecTV’s Kingdom is finally here.


Kingdom is a family drama set in the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) with the beautiful blue skies of Venice, California in the background. Alvey Kulina (Frank Grillo), an MMA legend and owner of Navy St. Gym, with the help of his girlfriend Lisa Prince (Kiele Sanchez), goes through extraordinary lengths to take care of his fighters. He is also dealing with the complicated relationship he has with his two sons Jay and Nate played by Jonathan Tucker and Nick Jonas respectively.

Lauria and Tucker

Kingdom premieres on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 9/8c on DirecTV’s Audience Network.

DirecTV Synopsis: Kingdom is a visceral family saga that takes place in Venice, California and is set against the backdrop of the renegade subculture of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). It is a world rife with complex characters and relationships that unfurl in surprising and deeply human ways. Byron Balasco is creator, executive producer and showrunner.
The Kingdom cast stars Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier; Homefront; Warrior) as Alvey Kulina, a Mixed Martial Arts legend and owner of Navy St. MMA gym based in Venice, CA; Kiele Sanchez (The Glades; Lost) as Lisa Prince, Alvey’s girlfriend; Matt Lauria (Friday Night Lights) as Ryan Wheeler, the world-class athlete who had it all, including Lisa Prince, until his spiraling drug addiction landed him in prison; Jonathan Tucker(Parenthood) as Jay Kulina, Alvey’s eldest son; Nick Jonas as Nate Kulina, Alvey’s youngest son and the prized fighter at the gym and Joanna Going (House of Cards; Mad Men) as Christina Kulina, Alvey’s estranged wife and mother to Jay and Nate.
Photo and Video Credit: DirecTV


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