‘The Bible’ is Getting a Sequel and Moving to NBC

‘The Bible’ is Getting a Sequel and Moving to NBC

The Bible
The Bible Jesus (Diogo Morgado) and all his disciples. Photo by ©2012 A+E Networks, LLC / Photo Credit: Joe Alblas Copyright 2013

Credit: Joe Alblas/History Channel

You might be familiar with The Bible – the bestselling book turned TV miniseries, surprisingly not written by Stephen King? Well, it’s now getting a sequel, tentatively titled A.D.: Beyond the Bible. The original 10-part series was such a ratings hit for the History Channel that it got the attention of the broadcast networks. NBC will be airing its follow-up, executive produced by Mark Burnett and his wife Roma Downey.

Since the actual Bible didn’t have a sequel (which is really a shame, given its loyal following), A.D.: Beyond The Bible will take place in the aftermath of Jesus’ death. According to a statement from NBC, “A perfect storm brews in the Holy Land, fueled by social injustice, Roman military oppression and religious unrest. 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?”

Oh, the suspense! If you can’t wait to find out what happens, just brush up on your history. 

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