Even as we travel to Dorne to watch Sid play a prince in Game of Thrones, we are also waiting for him to play what appears to be a villain in Spike TV’s summer mini-series, Tut, premiering July 19, 2015.
The network just released the first trailer for the event series, via EW, and although it’s heavily focused on Avan Jogia as Tut and Ben Kingsley as his most trusted adviser, we get a few quick glimpses of Sid, looking quite different. (How much of the production budget do you think was spent on eyeliner?)
Tut reveals, for the first time on television, the story of the Egyptian Pharaoh, one of the most renowned leaders in human history. This ambitious special-event series tells the story of Tut’s rise to power and his struggle to lead Egypt to glory, while his closest advisors, friends and lovers scheme for their own nefarious interests. “Tut” opens up a fascinating window into a world filled with heart-breaking romance, epic battles, political backstabbing, conspiracy, jealousy, and even murder — proving his world was not far removed from our own — and that his reign as the youngest Egyptian king played out as a real-life drama for the ages.
Tut will air over three nights from July 19 through 21 on Spike.