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Hakeem Kae-Kazim to Play Zeus in BBC and Netflix Series ‘Troy’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Hakeem Kae-Kazim has joined “Troy: Fall of a City” and will play Zeus in the upcoming BBC and Netflix gods-and-mortals epic. The drama on the siege of Troy is shooting in Cape Town, South Africa, and Kae-Kazim will star alongside Louis Hunter (“The Fosters”), Christian Schoombie (“Quarx”), David Gysai (“Containment”), Lex King (“Dominion”), and Bella Dayne (“Guerrilla”).

British Nigerian actor Kae-Kazim rose to prominence in his role as George Rutugunda in the Oscar-nominated film “Hotel Rwanda” and starred as Col. Ike Dubaku in “24.” His movie credits include “X-Men” and “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and on TV he has been in shows including “Criminal Minds” and “Gotham.” On cable, he plays Mr. Scott in Starz’s pirate drama “Black Sails.”

As Zeus in “Troy,” Kae Kazim will be in most of the eight episodes. The series, in which the story is told from the perspective of the besieged Trojan royal family, comes from David Farr (“The Night Manager”). The show is being made by U.K. producers Wild Mercury and Kudos as a BBC-Netflix co-production. The BBC will air it domestically, and Netflix will have it internationally.

In the show, Hunter will play Paris and Dayne will play Helen, the lovers whose passionate affair plunges Greece and Troy into war. Other cast includes David Threlfall (“Shameless”) as Paris’ father, King Priam of Troy, and Frances O’Connor (“Mr. Selfridge”) as Hecuba, Queen of Troy.

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