DirecTV's 'Kingdom' first look: Nick Jonas and Matt Lauria sizzle as MMA fighters


In DirecTV's new drama series "Kingdom" family is everything. In the newly released first look at the fall show, viewers get a taste of just what the personal side of the MMA (mixed martial arts) fighting world is all about.

The drama stars Frank Grillo ( "Prison Break") as Venice gym owner and MMA legend, Alvey Kulina, Nick Jonas plays Alvey's prize-winning younger son and Matt Lauria ( "Friday Night Lights") portrays star fighter Ryan Wheeler, who is struggling to re-enter the world after a prison stint. Rounding out the cast are Joanna Going, playing Alvey's ex-wife and Kiele Sanchez ( "The Glades"), who plays the gym owner's current main squeeze.

Check out the first look of "Kingdom" above, where you'll find lots of drama, fists flying and a few -- but not nearly enough -- shirtless scenes featuring Jones and Lauria.

"Kingdom" premieres on DirecTV's audience network Wednesday, October 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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