"The Bible" will premiere this Sunday, March 3 on the History Channel. The series is produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey and narrated by Keith David. The show will air at 8 p.m. EST.
The series combiNES one of the greatest collections of stories ever assembled with live action and state-of-the-art CGI. The series will be narrated by Emmy award-winning actor/vocalist Keith David and will feature a musical score by the world renowned Grammy and Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer.
Leading the outstanding international cast is Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress and series’ co-executive producer Roma Downey, who plays Mother Mary. She will be joined by Portuguese TV star Diogo Morgado as Jesus, as well as an array of acclaimed UK-based actors including Sean Teale, David Rintoul, Amber Rose Revah, Peter Guinness, an accomplished long time film/theatre actor), Greg Hicks, one of the UK’s best-known Shakespearean actors, and Simon Kunz.
From Genesis to Revelation, History will illuminate the Bible, re-telling the stories as they unfold and revealing new insights into these iconic characters in context of the Bible. The series will feature some of the most famous stories ever written from Noah’s Ark and the Exodus to Daniel in the Lion’s Den to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.
“The Bible is a sacred text that continues to challenge and inspire,” said Mark Burnett in a statement. “We’ve been working on this project for the past two years and are deeply humbled to be given this once in a generation opportunity to breathe new visual life into the Bible’s profound stories. The Bible gives meaning and purpose to billions of people around the world, and sparks the curiosity of millions more.”
“History has a legacy of delving into important subjects to which all people are connected,” Nancy Dubuc, President, Entertainment and Media for A+E Networks said in a press release. “There’s no question the Bible is one of the world’s most significant and most popular books, which holds within it the incredible and powerful stories that truly changed the course of history and religion the world about. We are thrilled to work with Mark and Roma, who have vividly brought the Bible to life for a new generation, and we hope the series will resonate for generations to come.”