The final season of AT&T and DirecTV‘s Kingdom, starring Frank Grillo and Nick Jonas begins tonight on the Audience Network. The first episode of the third season airs at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 31. Read on for a preview and the trailer.
Kingdom stars Frank Grillo as Alvey Kulina, who owns a mixed martial arts gym in Venice, California with girlfriend Lisa (Kiele Sanchez). He has two sons, Nate (Nick Jonas) and Jay (Jonathan Tucker). Alvey also hopes to turn Ryan Wheeler (Matt Lauria) into a great fighter again, even though he was once engaged to Lisa. Alvey’s ex-wife Christina (Joanna Going) also plays a role in the series. It was created by Byron Balasco (Without a Trace, FlashForward).
Although the show doesn’t have that wide of an audience because of its exclusivity to the Audience Network, it has earned acclaim from critics. It holds a 72 rating on Metacritic.
Season three will be the last season, as AT&T and Endemol Shine Studios confirmed to Entertainment Weekly in April 2017. The final season will run 10 episodes.
““We are looking forward to the upcoming third and final season of Kingdom, which premieres on May 31 at 8 p.m. on AT&T Audience Network,” the studios said in a statement. “We expect season three to be a great one and appreciate the hard work and dedication from creator and showrunner Byron Balasco, as well as the entire cast and crew. We could not be more proud to have worked with all of them on such an amazing series.”
If you want to check out the show, but don’t have DirecTV or AT&T Uverse, you can buy season one on DVD.
In an interview with TVInsider, Balasco said he didn’t know he was writing the last season when he started working on season three.
“We fully expected we would be going forward, yeah,” he said. “But I like to end each season with this feeling that this chapter of our characters’ lives has closed anyway, so that the new season will be unexpected in terms of where we come in and what stories we’re going to tell.”
PREMIERE DATE: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
TIME: 8 p.m. ET
CHANNEL: Audience Network (You must be a DirecTV or AT&T Uverse subscriber to get access to the Audience Network. The network is DirecTV Channel 239 or AT&T U-verse Channel 1114. You can also stream it on DIRECTV NOW.)
PLOT: “In the Season 3 premiere, Nate looks to prove himself in the cage; Ryan defends his title; Jay seeks balance in his new life; and, with plans to take King Beast to the next level, Garo presents Alvey with a lucrative offer.”
Frank Grillo as Alvey Kulina
Kiele Sanchez as Lisa Prince
Matt Lauriia as Ryan Wheeler
Jonathan Tucker as Jay Kulina
Nick Jonas as Nathaniel “Nate” Kulina
Joanna Going as Christina Kulina
Natalie Martinez aas Alicia Mendez
Created by Byron Balasco
Production Comapnies: Balasco Productions, Endemol Shine Group