Paramount+ has announced that the Paramount+ Australian original series, Last King of The Cross, is officially the streaming service’s most-watched local series in its first week.
The first three episodes of the 10-part serialised drama inspired by Kings Cross identity John Ibrahim’s autobiography of the same name, are available to stream now, with new episodes dropping every Friday.
Led by Lincoln Younes (as John Ibrahim) and Claude Jabbour (as Sam Ibrahim), Last King of The Cross tracks John’s rise from a poverty-stricken immigrant with no education, no money, and no prospects, to Australia’s most infamous nightclub mogul in Sydney’s Kings Cross, barely half a mile long with every form of criminality on offer.
Mediaweek podcast, The Entertainment Hotline spoke to Younes and Jabbour ahead of the series premiere about their portrayal of the brothers, how they coped with the show’s dark themes and how the series is paving the way for Australian drama.
For Jabbour, at its core, the Ibrahim tale is a “human story” and is more than just “guns and violence”.
“When you take all the like bells and whistles away, like the guns and violence, what I really loved about this story is what it really was about, brotherly love,” he said. “It’s about family, it’s about loyalty. So, these are kind of themes that you bring your own experience to, even though the events are wild and are things that we would never imagine or come across.”
Last King of The Cross joins a host of the world’s best entertainment currently streaming onParamount+, including Teen Wolf, Wolf Pack, Chemistry of Death, The Mayor of Kingstown, Tulsa King, 1923, The Flatshare, 1883, Five Bedrooms, The Offer, HALO, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and iCarly, with Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, Lioness, School Spirits, Rabbithole, At Midnight, and Yellowjackets (season two) streaming soon.
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