Spike Releases First Trailer for ‘Tut’ Three-Night Event (Video)

Drama chronicles Egyptian pharaoh Tut and his struggles as a young king

Spike TV released the first trailer for its upcoming limited series event “Tut,” starring Ben Kingsley and Avan Jogia, on Thursday.

The six-hour, three-night drama is set to air from July 19 to July 21 with additional cast members Nonso Anozie, Alexander Siddig, Iddo Goldberg and Sibylla Deen.

“Tut” tells the story of Egypt’s most famous pharaoh, Tutankhamun (King Tut), his rise to power and his struggle to lead Egypt.

“‘Tut’ opens up a fascinating window into a world filled with heartbreaking romance, epic battles, political backstabbing, conspiracy, jealousy and even murder — proving his world was not far removed from our own — and that his reign as the youngest Egyptian king played out as a real-life drama for the ages,” the official statement said.

“Tut” is produced for Spike by Muse Entertainment with Joel S. Rise and Michael Prupas as the executive producers. Greg Gugliotta, Michael Vickerman, Jeremy Elice, Angela Mancuso, and director David Von Ancken also executive produce, along with Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike TV.