Official 'Tut' trailer features Ben Kingsley mentoring a young King Tut in war and ancient politics
By Marilyn Malara | April 23, 2015 at 11:46 AM
'Tut' airs on Spike TV for three nights between July 19 and July 21. Photo by Elice Island Entertainment/YouTube
NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- The boy pharaoh Tutankhamun receives guidance from mentor in the new trailer for Spike TV's upcoming special, Tut.
In the three-night miniseries, a young King Tut (Avan Jogia) must navigate troubled waters that are civic responsibility and personal desire in order to emerge as Egypt's strongest ruler. Oscar-winning actor Ben Kingsley plays the young monarch's mentor, Ay.
In the trailer provided by Entertainment Weekly, Tut asks: "Who can I trust?" to which Kingsley's character coldly replies, "No one." The special-event series is expected to be one filled with ancient political warfare, murder, conspiracy, romance and the struggle for power.
King Tut was Ancient Egypt's youngest ruler. He inherited the throne at age 9 and died only a decade later at 19. Although his was a brief reign, his name has become the most recognizable of the Egyptian rulers since the discovery the his fully intact tomb in 1922.
Tut will premier on Spike TV over a period of three nights between July 19 and July21.