The first installment of the History Channel's "The Bible" miniseries premiered Sunday and critics of the miniseries say it is more of a docudrama with Bible stories that have been altered to “create a moving story,” WebProNews.com reported on March 4.
"The Bible," produced by Mark Burnett, best known for such reality television shows as “Survivor,” and wife Roma Downey, who starred with the late Della Reece in the 1990 television series, “Touched by an Angel” is said to depict dramatizations of some of the best-known stories of the Bible. The adult Jesus is portrayed in "The Bible" miniseries is portrayed by Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado.
The History Channel "The Bible" miniseries has gone for ratings with graphic and blood-and gory smiting, special effects, and black and red clad “angels” that bear more resemblance to vampires in the “Twilight“ films, rather than a historical examination of the Christian Bible.
The first installment of “The Bible” miniseries aired Sunday, March 3 and new episodes will air each Sunday in March with the final installment airing Easter Sunday, March 31. Allegedly the History Channel’s portrayal of events in the Christian Bible continues to accentuate the channel’s movement away from informative historical programming into sensationalist presentation not suited for children.