Of note, with respect to this blog’s interests… British actor Nonso Anozie will play the savvy military, yet power hungry, strategist General Horemheb. The accomplished stage and screen talent recently appeared on the small screen as Renfield in NBC’s “Dracula” and as Xaro Xhoan Daxos in HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones.” Also Canadian-born actress Kylie Bunbury portrays Suhad, the beautiful and endearing girl of Mitanni descent who develops a strong bond with the young Egyptian king, despite the fact she is not of royal bloodlines. Bunbury is best known for her portrayal of Lacey Porter in the ABC Family series, “Twisted,” as well as her co-starring role opposite Jonah Hill in “The Sitter” for FOX.
Rounding out the cast are Ben Kingsley who plays Ay, the Grand Vizier to King Tutankhamun, who wields tremendous power and influence as the top advisor to the young Egyptian ruler; The role of King Tutankhamun is played by Canadian up-and-comer, Avan Jogia; Sibylla Deen who plays Ankhe, the calculating and conniving sister-wife of King Tutankhamun; Alexander Siddig plays High Priest Amun, a major political figure who holds great influence in King Tutankhamun’s inner sanctum; Peter Gadiot plays Ka, King Tutankhamun’s close confidant and seemingly loyal friend from childhood who harbors a secret love for Ankhe, Tut’s wife; and Iddo Goldberg plays Lagus, an Egyptian soldier who develops a special bond with King Tutankhamun.
“Tut” was shot entirely on location in Morocco last fall.
The event series will air over 3 nights – July 19 to July 21 – on Spike.
This will be Spike TV’s first scripted event series in 8 years.
A first trailer has been released by the network and is embedded below: