'El Rey David' Telenovela: Read Synopsis Of New Univision Primetime Soap

'Rey David' Telenovela
The Brazilian series is coming to the U.S. this month and we have all the details here for you. Record

Univision is changing up their primetime lineup and premiering "El Rey David", a new Brazilian soap from the creators of hits like "José de Egipto" and "La Tierra Prometida." The telenovela series stars veteran Brazilian actor Leonardo Brício stars in the title role, with Gracindo Júnior as David’s predecessor King Saul; Renata Domínguez as his wife, Bathsheba; Marta Ribeira as Michal, daughter of Saul; and Iran Malfitano as Saul’s ill-fated cousin, Abner. "El Rey David" will premiere on the Spanish-language network on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 8pm ET/PT. Read the official synopsis below and tell us what you think!

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: Our story begins in Bethlehem, an Israelite territory, in the year 1045 B.C. David is 10 years old and is preparing to herd his father Jesse’s flock of sheep. Being the youngest of seven brothers, David is tasked with being the household servant. He’s been relegated beneath his brothers because they all have the honor of being brave warriors for King Saul.

David grows up and becomes a good shepherd but still remains humble, sensitive and loving. Always accompanied by his harp, David composes beautiful Psalms and prayers to God. King Saul on the other hand, disobeys God’s laws as well as God himself. Speaking through his prophet Samuel, God tells Saul that he will replace him with someone worthy, someone who will follow what is in his heart. Having said this, God withdraws his favor from King Saul and he becomes tormented by an evil spirit.

King Saul starts health fails and he becomes depressed. Only David’s music can soothe him. At this point, David splits his days between his family duties and the King. He is then anointed as God’s chosen one to replace King Saul. One day, in camp, while bringing his brothers food, David hears the Kings decree that whoever manages to defeat the army of God’s enemies shall have all the riches imaginable and his daughter’s hand in marriage. Despite David’s slim physique, he accepts the challenge and kills Goliath. From this moment on, by God’s will and with the acclaim of the people, David becomes the new King of Israel. David weds Michal, which unchains a series of conflicts. By a series of events David is taken far from home and as if by destiny, he meets Abigail, whom he marries. He also keeps several lovers but his preferred wife is Bathsheba with whom he has a second son, after losing their first son, fruit of their forbidden love. David’s life is marked by love and hate, intrigue, friendship, betrayal and forgiveness. David’s legacy is to show mankind that all men are capable of committing sin and injustice, but that they’ll only find the path when they obey God’s laws.

David is a man who follows God`s heart. Son to Jesse and Edna, and the youngest of seven brothers. He is a sheepherder. David is God`s chosen one to become King of Israel, bringing upon him King Saul`s envy and fury. He becomes a strong, brave and feared warrior. He is also an artist who plays the harp and sings beautifully. He also composes psalms in worship of God. He is generous, sensitive and humble, a man of invaluable faith. He transforms into a wise, just and powerful King. Adored by his people. A forbidden love will bring tragedy into his life.

What do you think?

Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.