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The Bible mini-series was a big ratings success for the History channel. Will the follow-up Ad: The Bible Continues be a hit for NBC? Will the network want another Bible-related mini-series? If it flops, could they pull this one off the air? Stay tuned.
The Ad: The Bible Continues mini-series tells the tale of the later chapters of biblical history (following the Crucifixion of Christ). It focuses on the disciples who had to go forward and spread the teachings of Christ to a world dominated by political unrest. The cast includes Juan Pablo Di Pace, Adam Levy, Richard Coyle, Vincent Regan, Greta Scacchi, Babou Ceesay, Chipo Chung, Emmett J. Scanlan, Jodhi May, Joanne Whalley, Ken Bones, Kevin Doyle, Helen Daniels, and Fraser Ayers.
Episodes: 12 (hour)
TV show dates: April 5, 2015 -- Tbd
Series status: Has not been cancelled
Performers include: Juan Pablo Di Pace, Adam Levy, Richard Coyle, Vincent Regan, Greta Scacchi, Babou Ceesay, Chipo Chung, Emmett J. Scanlan, Jodhi May, Joanne Whalley, Ken Bones, Kevin Doyle, Helen Daniels, and Fraser Ayers.
TV show description:
This dramatic mini-series tells the tale of the later chapters of biblical history (following the Crucifixion of Christ), picking up where The Bible mini-series left off. It focuses on the disciples who had to go forward and spread the teachings of Christ to a world dominated by political unrest, and the start of a whole new religion that would dramatically reshape the history of the world.
Jesus (Juan Pablo Di Pace) dies on the cross at the »
Opportunistically picking up where “The Bible” left off on History channel, NBC’s “A.D. The Bible Continues” is strictly more of the same, a thuddingly earnest interpretation of the scriptures from producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, who have virtually copyrighted the book. Preaching to the choir, this continuation of Jesus’ story is populated by fine British actors, but feels less stirring than calculated. That said, the story’s resonance among the faithful — and the perceived dearth of mainstream programming aimed at them — should virtually ensure a more bountiful ratings harvest than anything NBC has scheduled Sundays, except for America’s other religion, football.
The story then dives ahead to the Resurrection, with the Hebrew High »
- Brian Lowry
Richard Coyle, who plays Caiaphas in NBC’s miniseries A.D.: The Bible Continues, told reporters today there was a lot of joking on set, which “helped immensely” during production. “The material was so intense you had to have a sense of humor,” he explained to press during NBCU Summer Press Day – speed dating for reporters and NBCU summer shows. “When you’ve got extras baying for blood, and I condemn [Jesus] … those kind of days really take it out of you, and yeah, you… »
A.D. The Bible Continues is prepared to take you back in time with its "gritty" and "authentic" look. The event series from executive producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey picks up where the smash History Channel miniseries left off after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. In the NBC series, Juan Pablo di Pace is the latest in a line of hot Jesus Christs. In the exclusive video below, di Pace, Adam Levy and Richard Coyle take viewers inside the world of A.D. The Bible Continues with a tour of the awe-inspiring set in Ouarzazate, Morocco. The temple set took 500 Moroccans 12 weeks to build it. "Here for A.D. they really wanted to capture the sense of the grandeur and the beauty and to inspire awe and »
5 items from 2015
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