“Where are they now?”: Chris Egan (Roran), Kings

Shur’tugal’s “Where are they now?” column catches up with cast members from the Eragon movie to give you an inside look at what the stars are working on today. This week we’ll be taking a look at Chris Egan, who played Roran in the Eragon movie and reviewing his new highly-recommended show, Kings.If you’ve seen the Eragon movie, you’ll likely remember Chris Egan for his brief performance as Roran. Those looking for more of a performance need only to look to the deleted scenes on the Eragon DVD, which contain two Roran-centered scenes: the extended play-fight in their barn and Roran’s departure from Carvahall (though in the movie, he takes Katrina with him and his reason for leaving is to flee the Empire’s recruiters… significantly different from the book’s plot).

Since starring in the Eragon movie, Egan has played minor roles in Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), Virgin Territory (2007), and the Pretty/Handsome pilot (2008). Egan portrays the main character in the upcoming Australian mystery/thriller movie, “Crush”, set to release in Australia later this month.

Egan has also found success as portraying the main character, David Shepherd, in NBC’s new hit drama, Kings. (Watch the Kings “Meet David” clip.) Kings is loosely based on the story of David and Goliath, set in the country of Gilboa, which resembles our current world in many ways. The series is set in motion when David Shepherd, a soldier for the Gilboan empire, single-handedly rescues a group of soldiers taken captive by enemy soldiers during their war against Goliath. After the rescue, it is revealed that one of the captive soldiers was Prince Jack, son of King Silas. Because of this, Silas rewards David with a new position in the government and a promotion in the army, thrusting David into the limelight and the center of politics.

Several of the Shur’tugal staff who have seen the show enjoy it immensely and highly recommend giving it a watch. While ratings for the show have only been average, the show has been well received by critics and is certainly worth watching. Chris Egan’s performance in the show is fantastic, as is that of the other main characters. All of the current episodes of Kings (four total, though the first episode is the length of two combined) can be watched legally, for free on Hulu.com.

Check out the trailer for Kings:

  • TheLindwyrmAndreus
  • 1076

    Yes..! He’s a very good actor! Nothing to be with Johny Deep, for example… but a very talented actor!

  • MagykalMe

    KINGS is the best show ever! I am so glad they got Chris Egan to be the star of that show! He is such a talened actor!

  • Bob

    Guests post through the new guest posting feature.

    Don’t worry, people that register still have it easier.

  • Evarinya

    WOw thats really cool 🙂

  • Faolins

    How do (guests) post?

  • JenniferHolland

    I know that Ed Speleers (Eragon), is working on a movie called The Good War, but has to og to boot camp before they start filming. I found this out at http://www.edspeleers.com

  • PinkLily

    oooh! looks awesome! hopefully this will be better liked than the Eragon movie was.

  • Bob

    I think this is an interesting show. I started watching this show and Castle, on ABC. That’s also a good show to watch, if anyone’s interested. EDIT.

  • Glorfindel

    Ok. Thanks guys.

  • HarryQuacker

    Glorfindel, I got a similar message. When I went to it the
    PM existed but the user had been blocked and the signature changed to a warning not to click on links in the message. Apparently it was a robot spammer who was sending “important” messages to people using the PM system. The mods caught it and changed the signature to the warning. By the time you got to it they had apparently deleted it from the system. Good job, mods!

  • argetebrithil

    I didn’t know the actor of Roran played in Kings. I thought I recognized him somewhere.

  • Daniel

    That looks really cool. 🙂 I might have to watch it. 🙂 Jars of Clay? That’s cool. 🙂 Hehehehehe

  • Mike

    @Glorfindel That was a random error by the system. The PM doesn’t actually exist.

  • Glorfindel

    Hmmm…. Very good idea guys. Mike, question. I got an email saying that “Mignulikz has sent you a new personal message titled ‘important’. But when it sent me to the forums to view it, it said that an error had occured. What’s going on, and how can I find this message?

  • Faolins

    Yeah 🙂

    I didn’t mean you were implying he wasn’t a good actor Mike 🙂 But some WERE slated by people..

  • Bob

    I approve.

  • Mike

    I certainly don’t think he was a bad actor in the movie (and never said he was in my post). He shows his acting chops in Kings, for sure.

  • Faolins

    The part of Roran in the movie was written terribly( he was pretty much non-existent and NO Katrina) but I don’t think he was a BAD casting.

    Like the idea of these updates too.

    The Kings programme looks good . 🙂