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“The Bible” Miniseries Gets a Sequel…Will You Be Watching?

The Bible, which premiered to more than 13 million viewers in March, was favorite among many of you PI gals. So you’ll be happy to know that though the show wrapped its 10-episode run on Easter Sunday with no plans to return, it has officially been announced that the miniseries will return for a sequel!

Why the quick change in plans? In its first week of home video release, it quickly became the top-selling miniseries of all time and the No. 1 TV series on DVD and Blu-Ray in the past five years. Whoa! NBC bid for and won the rights to the sequel, landing the follow-up and securing the return of producer Mark Burnett and his wife, Roma Downey.

NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt said, “I followed the development process of The Bible [which originally aired on the History Channel] closely with Mark and knew that the story was far from over after Christ’s Crucifixion. In fact, what happened in the aftermath – which is essentially the beginning of Christianity – is utterly fascinating. … This will be attention-getting in every way.”

Here is the official description for A.D.: Beyond the Bible (tentative title):

A.D.: Beyond the Bible begins in the dark days after Jesus’ betrayal and death. 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. In a generation of rebellion, war, famine, and carnage, who can they trust? Who should they fear? Will tomorrow bring a violent death? For many, it does…but others survive, and as the storm around them breaks, the fate of Israel, of Rome and of their faith is decided.

How many of you watched the original miniseries? Who will be back for the second round on NBC? Take our poll, then give us your reactions and impressions in the comments below!

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Will you plan to watch "A.D.: Beyond the Bible"?

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Source: TVLine.com

Image: The History Channel

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15 Comments

  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by JesusFreakAshley on July 4, 2013 at 09:04

    I can’t wait to watch it!!!!

  2. Aileen

    Posted by Aileen on July 3, 2013 at 13:28

    Not going to watch. The series was far too inaccurate to the actual Biblical stories.

    • democratic

      Posted by democratic on July 3, 2013 at 14:15

      I’ve only seen a couple episodes and I’ve never payed too much attention to it- how was inaccurate?

  3. jesslt

    Posted by jesslt on July 2, 2013 at 16:31

    Absolutely! Loved the first series, so excited for the next 🙂

  4. EmilyRW

    Posted by EmilyRW on July 2, 2013 at 15:04

    So pumped and excited!!

  5. leftbehindthekidsfan

    Posted by leftbehindthekidsfan on July 2, 2013 at 13:08

    I saw that on the Today show this morning. Loved the first 5 episodes, can’t wait to see new ones! 😀

  6. democratic

    Posted by democratic on July 2, 2013 at 12:56

    definitely not gonna watch it- the series is praised for being accurate but Jesus is played by a white guy? come on. (not even gonna mention how they made satan dark skinned, ugh)

    • PumpkinGirl

      Posted by PumpkinGirl on July 2, 2013 at 15:18

      What do mean? Just because Jesus is played by a white person doesn’t mean the show isn’t accurate! Besides, Jesus was born in Jerusalem, so he would have been white.

      • gracexxamazing

        Posted by gracexxamazing on July 3, 2013 at 23:04

        It’s okay! I totally didn’t notice it the first time I saw the comment. 🙂

      • PumpkinGirl

        Posted by PumpkinGirl on July 3, 2013 at 11:08

        Ahh! Grace, you’re right! I ALWAYS get those two confused! 😀

      • gracexxamazing

        Posted by gracexxamazing on July 2, 2013 at 17:24

        Although I do agree that the fact that Jesus being played by a white person isn’t a big deal; I just wanted to correct you in the place of Jesus’ birth. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. 🙂

      • democratic

        Posted by democratic on July 2, 2013 at 16:23

        hahaah omg, pumpkin, people from Jerusalem aren’t white! Jesus was from the Middle East- that means dark skin, dark hair, dark eyes. There’s a very unlikely chance that he’s white.