Nick Jonas Plays Gay MMA Fighter in Kingdom

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Nick Jonas—photo courtesy of DIRECTV

Nick Jonas—photo courtesy of DIRECTV

Kingdom offers plenty of reasons to watch based on its premise alone. Set in the world of Mixed Martial Arts fighting, the series shines a spotlight on the masterfully molded physiques of actors such as Nick Jonas (pictured) and Jonathan Tucker, who play brothers Nate and Jay Kulina. They tangle in fight scenes so intricately choreographed, beautifully photographed and deftly edited, it’s easy to get sucked in — even if the rock ‘em/sock ‘em action of actual MMA is not your cup of tea.

There’s also a maelstrom of interpersonal drama roiling outside the ring. The finale of season two alone saw Jay — still reeling from the murder of someone close to him — suffer through several spectacular rounds of fighting. Then, while recovering in the hospital, came the emotional fireworks. First, he got a long-awaited apology from his mother for neglecting him as a child. Then came a heartwarming scene in which closeted Nate finally acknowledged his sexuality to his brother. What does Season Three hold in store for this family of fighters? Find out Wednesday, May 31 at 8pm ET on DirecTV’s Audience Network, AT&T U-Verse and DIRECTV NOW. kingdom.directv.com

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Last modified: November 8, 2017

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