A simple farmer's son, David begins his ascension to greatness by murdering wild animals that threaten his father's herd and defeating the aptly named Goliath in a fight to the death. Jealous of David's growing popularity, King Saul continually attempts to have the upstart assassinated to no avail. When Saul dies heirless, David is suddenly handed the crown. But he soon learns that with his great power comes great temptation. This accurate and irreverent retelling of the biblical tale of the boy who grows into a king shines a bright light on some very dark secrets in the life of David.