It’s finally here.
Following the exclusive launch event in Sydney’s Kings Cross last night, the first two episodes of the highly-anticipated Paramount+ Australian original series Last King of The Cross, inspired by John Ibrahim’s best-selling autobiography, is available to stream now. Subsequent to the premiere, a new episode will drop every Friday.
Raised in the blood of the Lebanese Civil War, brothers John (Lincoln Younes) and Sam Ibrahim (Claude Jabbour) enter the underworld of Kings Cross and quickly make a name for themselves. One possesses incredible smarts and invention, whilst the other provides muscle and intimidation. Together, they are unstoppable, and in his late teens, John buys his first nightclub.
Just as John is establishing himself, the cocaine wave sweeps Sydney like a virus. The rivers of money begin to flow in different directions, loyalties are questioned, and the delicate ecosystem of Kings Cross is spun into chaos.
For control of Kings Cross, the Ibrahim brothers must battle the reigning King – Ezra Shipman (Tim Roth), the looming threat of a Vietnamese gang out of Sydney’s south-west known as Bui Doi, various outlaw motorcycle clubs and a corrupt police force that belongs to no one.
Last King of the Cross – now streaming on Paramount+
Media Release – Paramount+