Jonas and Grillo’s DirecTV series formerly titled “Navy St.” has been re-christened “Kingdom” and will premiere on DirecTV’s Audience Network on Oct. 8 at 9 p.m., DirecTV said Thursday.
The one-hour drama series, which was created by “Detroit 1-8-7” alum Byron Balasco and hails from Endemol Studios, takes place in Venice, California, and is set against the backdrop of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” actor Grillo stars as gym boss Alvey “King” Kulina. Jonas plays Nate, Alvey’s youngest son and the prized fighter at the gym.
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The cast of the series, which is described as “a story about family, loyalty, ambition, glory, lust, betrayal and the raw-nerve needs and desires that inspire people to greatness or drive them to unthinkable treachery,” is rounded out by Matt Lauria (“Friday Night Lights”), who plays Ryan Revis, a world-class athlete who had it all before going to prison after he spiraled into drug addiction; Kiele Sanchez (“The Glades”), who plays Revis’ longtime girlfriend Lisa Prince; and Jonathan Tucker, as Alvey’s eldest son, who was a promising fighter who is now struggling with addiction.
The drama received a straight-to-series order for 10 episodes.