The Bible (TV series)
The Bible is an upcoming television series, produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, which is based on the Bible. It will air on History beginning March 3, 2013. Burnett considers the scripted 10-hour series to be the “most important” project he has undertaken. The project was conceived by Burnett and Downey, who are married, after watching Cecil B. DeMille’s version of The Ten Commandments for the first time since childhood. The series will mark Burnett’s first scripted project. In addition to Burnett and Downey, executive producers include Richard Bedser and History’s Dirk Hoogstra and Julian P. Hobbs.
The series will cover everything “from Genesis to Revelation” within five two-hour parts, each containing two or three biblical stories told through live action and computer-generated imagery. Burnett has mentioned that “obvious” stories include Noah’s Ark, the Exodus, and the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus. The series will be based on the New International Version and the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.
The Bible was produced by Roma Downey and her husband Mark Burnett. In May 2011, The New York Times reported that Downey, Burnett and their production team were selecting stories for the series, with production scheduled to begin in 2012 for a 2013 broadcast. The budget for the series has not been disclosed, though Burnett admitted that The Bible is not his most expensive project. Researchers and theologians were asked to verify accuracy. Shooting took place in Morocco and elsewhere. Roma Downey released a Youtube video containing footage from the show with Cee-Lo Green, “Mary did you know,” that went viral with almost 3 million views.
Creator Roma Downey and Mark Burnett
Produced by Roma Downey, Mark Burnett, Richard Bedser, Dirk Hoogstra, Julian P. Hobbs
Based on The Bible
Original channel History
No. of episodes 5