Season 3 of Kingdom has hit Virgin TV in the UK today.
The US mixed martial arts drama, which is created by Byron Balasco, stars Frank Grillo (Captain America, The Purge) as Alvey Kulina, an MMA legend and owner of Venice, CA-based Navy St. gym. He’s joined by Matt Lauria (Friday Night Lights) as 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) as Jay Kulina, Alvey’s older son who lost the belt to Ryan, and Nick Jonas as Nate Kulina, Alvey’s younger son and a once-promising fighter determined to work his way back to the top of the sport. Other cast members include Joanna Going (House of Cards, Mad Men) as Christina Kulina, Alvey’s estranged wife and mother to Jay and Nate and Kiele Sanchez (The Purge, Lost).
The show was snapped up by Virgin TV as an exclusive for UK viewers last year, with the series available to watch on-demand. Now, the show has returned to Virgin’s platform for a third run, with the first episode available today – the same as its US launch date. A new episode will be available each following week for a total of 10 episodes.
Season 3 continues the story of Alveyy and his wider Navy St. family, charting their struggles both inside and outside of the cage. The season sees several new additions to the ensemble, including Oscar-nominated Talia Shire (The Godfather, Rocky) as Alvey’s mother, Annette, and Kirk Acevedo (Oz, Band of Brothers, 12 Monkeys) in a recurring role as Dom Ramos, a former fighter and new coach at the gym.
The show continues Virgin’s investment in its growing library of exclusive on-demand shows, which includes Ash vs Evil Dead, Magic City, Billy & Billie, Full Circle and 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.