Friday, March 13, 2009

Justin Timberlake: America’s Monarch?

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If America had a king, it would be Justin Timberlake.

Heroes producer Michael Green says that if America was ruled by a monarchy, the leaders would be celebrities like Timberlake and corporate CEOs.

Green has been thinking a lot about rulers lately while working on his new series, Kings, a modern-day David & Goliath story about a kingdom.

He says the biggest challenge has been adapting the notion of a monarchy for American audiences and making the ruling system interesting and relatable.

Therefore, he looked to powerful people like stars and corporate fat cats for inspiration, since they’re so influential in everyday culture.

Thanks to that brainstorm, Green says the rulers on Kings are “treated the way Justin Timberlake is treated in the U.S.” so viewers can understand the extent of their power.

Kings premieres this Sunday (Mar. 15) on NBC.

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