Jesus has been resurrected by NBC (is that blasphemy? It sounds a bit like blasphemy) after the network locked a deal for A.D., a 12-hour miniseries that follows on from History's miniseries The Bible.
A.D. will pick up the story following Jesus's crucifixion and how this event changed the lives of those around him. Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment, revealed:
You might think the story is over at the Crucifixion, but as most of the world knows, that was only the beginning. Everyone's lives were completely altered in an instant and the immediate aftermath of Christ's death had an impact on his disciples, his mother Mary, and key political and religious leaders of the time. In the first episode alone you see the last moments of the Crucifixion, Judas taking his own life after betraying Christ, Peter denying Jesus three times, and then the miracle of the Resurrection. We feel so fortunate to be in the hands of Mark and Roma, who have proven that the greatest story ever told is still just that.
When The Bible premiered on History the show drew 13.1 million viewers, while the final episode was also a ratings winner, bringing in a mightily impressive 11.7 million and defeating The Walking Dead in the 9pm time slot.
A.D. is slated to air sometime in 2015.
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