Nick Jonas Throws Punch, Rips off Shirt in Trailer for ‘Kingdom’ Series


Nick Jonas is leaving his squeaky-clean Disney image behind.

After releasing his latest single, “Chains,” with a new adult sound, the former child actor will star as a promising martial arts fighter, Nate Kulina, in the testosterone-driven DirecTV show Kingdom.

The show will focus on the family of Alvey Kulina (Franko Grillo), father to Nate and Jay (Jonathan Tucker), and an owner of a mixed martial art gym in Venice Beach. According to Variety, Kingdom will expose life in the gym as well as the “relationship and addictions of the characters” in it.

Kiele Sanchez, Matt Lauria, and Joanna Going will also star in network’s third original drama.

The 10-episode series will premiere on DirecTV at 9 p.m ET on October 8.