‘Last King of the Cross’ (Trailer)

Lincoln Younes as John and Tim Roth as Ezra in 'Last King of the Cross'. (Photo: Daniel Asher Smith)

Last King of the Cross, an operatic story of brothers John (Lincoln Younes) and Sam Ibrahim (Claude Jabbour), will premiere on Paramount+ 17 February.

Inspired by John Ibrahim’s autobiography of the same name, the 10 part drama is produced by Helium.

It 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.

To succeed in the ruthless world of Kings Cross, John must make personal sacrifices and quash his enemies as he climbs to the top. But this all comes at a cost. For what profits a man who gains a kingdom, but loses his soul?

Starring alongside Younes and Jabbour is English actor Tim Roth as lead antagonist Ezra Shipman, as well as Callan Mulvey, Tess Haubrich, Maria Tran and Matt Nable.

Mark Fennessy and Karl Zwicky produce, with Fennessy and Ibrahim as EPs. Kieran Darcy-Smith wrote the script with Morgan O’Neill, Jane Allen, Alastair Newton Brown, Matt Nable and James Pope, and directs with Grant Brown, Catherine Millar and Ian Watson.