Spike TV is adding to the cast of their upcoming event series Tut.
Alexander Siddig, who recently joined the cast of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Twisted‘s Kylie Bunbury and Once Upon A Time In Wonderland star Peter Gadiot have all landed leading roles on Spike TV’s upcoming event series Tut, which also stars Avan Jogia as King Tut and Ben Kingsley as Ay, the Grand Vizier.
Tut is set to tell the story of King Tut’s rise to power as the youngest Pharoah in the history of Egypt and his struggle to lead the country to glory, while his closest advisors, friends and lovers scheme for their own nefarious interests.
Alexander Siddig has been cast as High Priest Amun, a major political figure who holds great influence in King Tutankhamun’s inner sanctum; Kylie Bunbury as Suhad, the beautiful and endearing girl of Mitanni descent who develops a strong bond with the young Egyptian king; and Peter Gadiot as Ka, King Tutankhamun’s close confidant and seemingly loyal friend.
Sibylla Deen (Tyrant), Iddo Goldberg (Salem) and Nonso Anozie (Dracula) have also landed key roles on the six episode series. Deen has been cast as Ankhe, the calculating and conniving sister-wife of King Tutankhamun; Goldberg will play Lagus, an Egyptian soldier who develops a special bond with King Tutankhamun; while Anozie portrays General Horemheb, King Tutankhamun’s savvy and power hungry military strategist.
The six-hour event series is Spike TV’s first scripted effort in close to a decade and is being written by Michael Vickerman. Muse Entertainment is producing with Joel S. Rice, Michael Prupas, Greg Gugliotta, Michael Vickerman, Jeremy Elice, Angela Mancuso and Sharon Levy serving as executive producers. Production on Tut is slated to commence this Fall on location in Morocco for a 2015 premiere.