We've Got Hollywood Covered

Mark Consuelos Joins Cast of ‘Kingdom’ for Season 2

The series, which stars Nick Jonas and Frank Grillo, returns in Fall 2015 on DirecTV

Mark Consuelos will join Nick Jonas and Frank Grillo in Season 2 of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting drama “Kingdom” on DirecTV.

Consuelos will play Sean Chapas, an ex-fighter and one of Alvey Kulina’s (Grillo) oldest friends, who has the potential to forever change the fate of Alvey’s Venice-based MMA gym.

The Season 1 finale revealed Alvey’s golden boy son Nate Kulina (Jonas) is exploring his sexuality. Raised to be a fighter, he starts to question the life he is living. Meanwhile, star fighter Ryan “The Destroyer” Wheeler (Matt Lauria) is back in the cage for his first fight in five years.

Season two begins with Ryan “The Destroyer” Wheeler defending his title and Jay finding a new obsession. Alvey’s improved fortune has led to a bigger gym, but also a bigger appetite for risk. Lisa (Kiele Sanchez), the beautiful and fierce second in command at Navy St. MMA, focuses on managing Alicia (Natalie Martinez), an impulsive but skilled female fighter. Nate’s determination to get back in the cage causes riffs with his family and complicates his self-identity. Christina gets a taste of sober life while continuing to carry the burden of her sons’ struggles towards victory – with victory comes agony and a price.  

Series creator Byron Balasco resumes his role as executive producer and showrunner. Also returning for season two are Kiele Sanchez (“The Purge”) as Lisa Prince, Jonathan Tucker (“Parenthood,” “Justified”) as Jay Kulina and Joanna Going (“House of Cards,” “Mad Men”) as Christina Kulina.

New cast addition Natalie Martinez, who played Ryan Phillippe‘s daughter in ABC’s “Secrets and Lies,” plays series regular Alicia Mendez, an impulsive, talented female fighter who is being courted by Lisa to train at the MMA gym.

Production on 20 episodes of the drama started at the end of May with Season 2 slated to premiere this fall. The show is shot in Los Angeles.

Endemol Shine Studios produced “Kingdom” for DirecTV’s Audience Network. The show is distributed internationally by Endemol Shine International.