Veteran British actor Ray Winstone (The Departed) is set for a lead in Of Kings And Prophets, ABC’s drama pilot written by Adam Cooper & Bill Collage and directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff, which will be filmed in South Africa. The project, from ABC Studios, is described as an epic biblical saga of faith, ambition and betrayal as told through the eyes of a battle-weary king, a powerful and resentful prophet and a resourceful young shepherd on a collision course with destiny. Winstone will play the king, the paranoid and violent Saul, First King of Israel. This marks the latest biblical project for Winstone who also was in last year’s feature Noah and the 2010 Ben Hur miniseries. He will next be seen in The Gunman.