King Silas Benjamin (Ian McShane, Deadwood) is the well-entrenched king of Gilboa, whose flag bears a divine butterfly symbol. Silas must deal with the tensions rising between Gilboa and neighboring nation Gath. When several prisoners of war are taken, a young soldier by the name of David Shepard (Chris Egan, Eragon) defies orders and crosses enemy lines to save them. Unknown to David, the soldier he saves is Jack Benjamin (Sebastian Stan, The Covenant), the son of the King. From that day forth, David’s life will never be the same.
Susanna Thompson (Once and Again) plays Queen Rose Benjamin, a distant, yet supportive wife. Allison Miller (Lucy’s Piano) stars as King Silas’ beautiful, intelligent and outspoken daughter, Michelle. General Linus Abner (Wes Studi, Comanche Moon), Reverend Ephram Samuels (Eamonn Walker, Oz) and William Cross, Silas’ brother-in-law (Dylan Baker, Spiderman 2), are the forces of influence behind Silas.