Miniseries based on the Biblical first book of Kings, retelling the story of King Solomon: his succession to his father David and his 40-year reign over the kingdom of Israel, a reign of justice and prosperity. Solomon accomplished a momentous feat: building the Temple in Jerusalem, where the ancient Ark of the Covenant between God and His people would be kept. The story examines his relationship with Abishag, an extremely beautiful young girl who had been brought to the court to tend King David in his old age, and the Queen of Sheba, who wished to experience Solomon's wisdom in person, found herself falling in love with him and then bore his child. At the end of his life, Solomon's wisdom and knowledge caused him anguish and suffering.
Max Von Sydow
Vivica A. Fox
David E Fluhr
Cornelia Von Braun
Benjamin A Weissman
Bradley T Winter
Aired in United States April 30, 2000
Aired in United States May 1, 2000
Telecast on Italian television on December 15, 1997.
Began shooting April 30, 1997.
Completed shooting late June 1997.