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King­dom Avail­able on Show­max Mixed mar­tial arts (MMA) is huge in the US and has been tak­ing the world by storm with the help of fa­mous com­peti­tors such as Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm and the now re­tired Chuck Lid­dell. Show­max is screen­ing a new se­ries based on this high-stakes sport that stars Nick Jonas. It’s a good move, con­sid­er­ing South Africa has a grow­ing MMA com­mu­nity. King­dom fol­lows a re­tired MMA champ called Alvey Kulina, his fam­ily, his friends and the fighters he trains. The first sea­son has been lauded by crit­ics, with TV Guide stat­ing: “This multi­gen­er­a­tional story im­presses with its blunt­force de­pic­tion of an ur­ban war­rior cul­ture.” Sounds punchy. – Grethe Kemp

SAY CHEESE King­dom is a raw fam­ily drama set against the world of MMA

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