In DirecTV’s new drama series “Kingdom” family is everything. In the newly released first look at the fall show, viewers get a taste of just what the personal side of the MMA (mixed martial arts) fighting world is all about.
The drama stars Frank Grillo (“Prison Break”) as Venice gym owner and MMA legend, Alvey Kulina, Nick Jonas plays Alvey’s prize-winning younger son and Matt Lauria (“Friday Night Lights”) portrays star fighter Ryan Wheeler, who is struggling to re-enter the world after a prison stint. Rounding out the cast are Joanna Going, playing Alvey’s ex-wife and Kiele Sanchez (“The Glades”), who plays the gym owner’s current main squeeze.
Check out the first look of “Kingdom” above, where you’ll find lots of drama, fists flying and a few — but not nearly enough — shirtless scenes featuring Jones and Lauria.
“Kingdom” premieres on DirecTV’s audience network Wednesday, October 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.