Following the breakout success of The History Channel’s Bible miniseries in the spring, NBC announced it would air a New Testament follow-up to the ratings blockbuster from the husband and wife producing team of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. This week, NBC Entertainment chief Jennifer Salke, announced that the 12-episode sequel, A.D.: Beyond the Bible has been formally greenlit, and gave some details about what viewers can expect. In a statement, she said that the new miniseries picks up right where The Bible left off:
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.
In a previous press release, the network said that the series will also follow the founding of the early church, show the fate of Jesus’ followers and examine the political climate of ancient Israel ... Discuss