|Genre||Action War drama|
|Written by||Ondřej Vogeltanz|
|Directed by||Karel Kachyňa|
|Country of origin||Czech Republic|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||7|
|Running time||49 minutes|
|Original network||Česká televize|
Three kings (Czech : Tři králové) is Czech war series that was aired in 1998. It is loosely based on story of members of resistance organization Obrana národa who were known as Three Kings. This group consisted of Josef Balabán, Václav Morávek and Josef Mašín.
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