By Michael Ausiello
October 23, 2008 at 12:00 PM EDT

Think of it as Home Alone 4: Lost in the Palace.

In what marks his most significant TV gig to date, Macaulay Culkin has been tapped for a multi-episode arc on NBC’s upcoming drama series Kings. He’ll play the king’s nephew, who was exiled for mysterious reasons.

What is Kings, you ask? Why, it’s a reimagining of the David vs. Goliath struggle starring Ian McShane, Christopher Egan (Vanished), and Sebastian Stan (Gossip Girl). It’s also the one new midseason show I’m most looking forward to. (The trailer NBC showed us at press tour blew my Gold Toes off.) 

And based on the impressive roster of talent Kings is attracting, I’d say the positive word of mouth is spreading. In addition to Culkin and the previously announced Brian Cox, sources confirm to me exclusively that Miguel Ferrer (Crossing Jordan), Michael Stahl-David (The Black Donnellys), and Leslie Bibb (Popular) have also booked multi-episode arcs.

Yep, I’m on board.