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ABC orders biblical series 'Of Kings and Prophets,' five other dramas

ABC orders biblical series 'Of Kings and Prophets,' five other dramas
ABC's new drama, 'Of Kings and Prophets,' explores the story of David and King Saul. (Bob D'Amico / ABC)

ABC has a new drama of biblical proportions.

"Of Kings and Prophets" -- a retelling of the Old Testament story of David and King Saul -- joined five other dramas as ABC began officially ordering new series late Thursday for launch during the 2015-16 TV season. Ray Winstone will play Saul and Oliver Rix will be David.

Also on the list is another drama from Shonda Rhimes, the writer-producer behind such hits as "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal." The new show is a thriller called "The Catch," with Mireille Enos as a fraud investigator whose latest case hits a little too close to home.

"The Family" is a thriller about a politician's family who welcomes back into the fold a son who was presumed dead years earlier. Joan Allen heads the cast.

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"Quantico" is about a group of recruits at the FBI training camp, one of whom is suspected of plotting a terrorist attack. "Wicked City" is a crime drama that each season will follow a different case from Los Angeles history.

And Don Johnson -- 1980s star of "Miami Vice" -- returns to TV in an untitled drama about a family who moves to North Dakota to take advantage of the energy boom and promptly gets embroiled in a power struggle with a local tycoon.

ABC will officially roll out the entire fall lineup to advertisers in New York next week.

Twitter: @scottcollinsLAT

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