EXCLUSIVE: DirecTV’s upcoming 10-episode drama series from creator Byron Balasco and Endemol Studios will be called Kingdom. The straight-to-series project, previously titled Navy St., will debut on October 8 at 9 PM on Audience Network. Kingdom, which was written by Balasco on spec, takes place in Venice, California and is set against the backdrop of Mixed Martial Arts. It stars Frank Grillo, Kiele Sanchez and Matt Lauria, Jonathan Tucker, Nick Jonas and Joanna Going. Balasco is executive producing and serves as showrunner. Endemol Studios (Hell on Wheels), which has 12 scripted projects set up at various networks, produces, with its sibling, Endemol Worldwide Distribution, distributing internationally. DirecTV’s is currently airing the second season of original drama series Rogue.
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