Avan Jogia cast as the lead in Spike TV miniseries, Tut

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Spike TV has found its King Tut.

Twisted and Victorious star Avan Jogia will take on the role as the Egyptian ruler in the Viacom-owned cable network's original miniseries Tut, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The limited series is based on the story of Tutankhamun, otherwise known as King Tut.

"We are thrilled to work with such an incredibly gifted young actor who is perfectly suited to take on the immensely complex character of King Tutankhamun," said Spike original series exec vp Sharon Levy.

"Vancouver-born actor Avan Jogia will be an outstanding addition to the cast of Tut," added Michael Prupas, CEO of Muse Entertainment. "Jogia is a hot young talent with a loyal following who has already made a name for himself in film and television."

Tut will be filmed entirely on location in Morocco and Canada in the fall for a 2015 debut. The series marks Spike's first scripted event series in eight years and its latest step in its move to reach a more gender-balanced audience.

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