When one thinks of all the facets of the current television landscape that could use a presence like Sir Ben Kingsley‘s, a miniseries on SpikeTV doesn’t exactly fly to the top of the list. Which may very well be why the network has recruited him to star in a historical miniseries about King Tut.
All their older peers are getting acclaim for their programming, and Spike TV is stuck with Bar Rescue and some show about extreme ninja’s climbing walls or something.
Kingsley won’t play King Tutankhamun, but rather his adviser, Ay. Huh. Ok. I’ll be hitting up Wikipedia after this.