Big congrats to Avan Jogia!
The 22-year-old actor was just announced as the title character for Spike’s upcoming drama, Tut, a limited series based on the story of Tutankhamun (via THR).
In Tut, Avan will star opposite Ben Kingsley, who stars as Ay, the grand vizier to King Tutankhamun, who wields tremendous power and influence as the top adviser to the young Egyptian ruler.
Tut will be filmed entirely on location in Morocco and Canada in the fall for a 2015 debut.
“We are thrilled to work with such an incredibly gifted young actor who is perfectly suited to take on the immensely complex character of King Tutankhamun,” said Spike original series exec vp Sharon Levy.