The sequel to the “The Bible” will not be airing on the History Channel, but will premier on NBC, the network announced.
The success of the Mark Burnett’s 10 part miniseries attracted the attention of the bigger network and negotiations to bring the sequel to NBC began almost immediately after the March premier of “The Bible” on History.
The sequel, which bears the working title “A.D.: Beyond the Bible,” begins in the dark days after Jesus’ betrayal and death
Mark Burnett is also the producer of NBC’s popular reality singing competition “The Voice.”
No date has been set for its NBC debut, but the network says of the sequel:
A perfect storm brews in the Holy Land, fueled by social injustice, Roman military oppression and religious unrest. High priests and the Herod dynasty vie for power. Zealot revolutionaries turn to violence to regain what they believe is their promised land. And in the face of terrible odds and brutal persecution, the small band of Jesus’ disciples stand against the combined might of Rome and their own local authorities
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