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Virgin TV launches third series of Kingdom

Mixed martial arts drama, Kingdom, has returned to the UK for the third series, exclusive to Virgin TV customers.

The first episode premieres on June 1st on Virgin TV on demand, to coincide with the US launch date. A new episode will be available each following week for a total of ten episodes.  The show comes from the creator, writer and executive producer Byron Balasco and is produced by Endemol Shine Studios.

Kingdom continues the story of Alvey Kulina – a mixed martial arts legend and owner of Navy St gym in Venice, California – and his wider Navy St family, charting their struggles both inside and outside the cage. The third series promises to be the hardest hitting season of Kingdom yet.

The cast features:

  • Frank Grillo (Captain America, The Purge) as Alvey Kulina, a Mixed Martial Arts legend and owner of Venice, CA-based Navy St. MMA gym
  • Kiele Sanchez (The Purge, Lost) returns as Lisa Prince, who returns to the gym after she and Alvey suffer the loss of their son
  • Matt Lauria (Friday Night Lights) plays Ryan “The Destroyer” Wheeler, the world-class athlete who redeemed himself in the cage to defend his title in a bittersweet victory against his best friend
  • Jonathan Tucker (Justified, Parenthood) is Jay Kulina, Alvey’s older son who lost the belt to Ryan and is less concerned with that than the tragic loss of his girlfriend
  • Nick Jonas returns as Nate Kulina, Alvey’s younger son and a once-promising fighter determined to work his way back to the top of the sport
  • Joanna Going (House of Cards, Mad Men) plays Christina Kulina, Alvey’s estranged wife and mother to Jay and Nate

Plus, the new series introduces:

  • Academy Award®-nominated Talia Shire (The Godfather, Rocky) as Annette Kulina, Alvey’s mother and grandmother to Jay and Nate
  • Kirk Acevedo (Oz, Band of Brothers, 12 Monkeys) in a recurring role as Dom Ramos, a former fighter and new coach at Navy St

Kingdom is one of the Virgin TV Exclusives – a bursting library of exclusive programmes, including Ash vs Evil Dead, Magic City, Billy & Billie, Full Circle and most recently, Imposters.

Virgin TV Exclusives are available for Virgin ‘Full House TV’ customers at no extra charge, and are available on demand through the Virgin TV V6 or TiVo boxes as well as on mobile devices through the Virgin TV Anywhere app available on iOS and Android.

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