7.5/10
4,639
91 user 6 critic

A.D. The Bible Continues 

Trailer
0:31 | Trailer
Follows the book of ACTS. Shows the complete message of Christ and the transformation of Saul to Paul and how the high priest of Judea does not believe in what has taken place after the Crucifixion of Christ.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2015  
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Richard Coyle ...  Caiaphas 12 episodes, 2015
Vincent Regan ...  Pilate 12 episodes, 2015
Adam Levy ...  Peter 12 episodes, 2015
Joanne Whalley ...  Claudia 12 episodes, 2015
Chipo Chung ...  Mary Magdalene 12 episodes, 2015
Babou Ceesay ...  John 12 episodes, 2015
Chris Brazier ...  Reuben 12 episodes, 2015
Fraser Ayres ...  Simon the Zealot 12 episodes, 2015
Jodhi May ...  Leah 11 episodes, 2015
Will Thorp ...  Cornelius 11 episodes, 2015
Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson ...  Thomas 9 episodes, 2015
Ken Bones ...  Annas 9 episodes, 2015
Kenneth Collard ...  Barnabas 8 episodes, 2015
James Callis ...  Antipas 6 episodes, 2015
Lonyo Engele ...  The Angel / ... 6 episodes, 2015
Emmett J Scanlan ...  Saul 6 episodes, 2015
Kevin Doyle ...  Joseph of Arimathea 6 episodes, 2015
Pedro Lloyd Gardiner ...  Matthew 6 episodes, 2015
Charlene McKenna ...  Eva 6 episodes, 2015
Francis Magee ...  Levi 6 episodes, 2015
Claire Cooper ...  Herodias 6 episodes, 2015
Denver Isaac ...  James 6 episodes, 2015
Hamza Kadri Hamza Kadri ...  Thaddeus 6 episodes, 2015
Greta Scacchi ...  Mother Mary 5 episodes, 2015
Farzana Dua Elahe ...  Joanna 5 episodes, 2015
George Georgiou ...  Boaz 5 episodes, 2015
Joe Dixon ...  Philip 5 episodes, 2015
Edit

Storyline

A.D. picks up where the smash hit, "The Bible," left off, continuing the greatest story ever told and exploring the exciting and inspiring events that followed the Crucifixion of Christ. As most of the world knows, the Crucifixion was only the beginning of the story. The immediate aftermath of Christ's death had a massive impact on his disciples, his mother Mary, and key political and religious leaders of the era, completely altering the entire world in an instant. Watch as the disciples struggle to survive and share their beliefs, guiding us from the sorrow of Christ's ultimate sacrifice to the awe-inspiring wonder of the Resurrection and beyond. From Executive Producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett comes an uplifting spiritual journey through the later chapters of biblical history. Written by NBC

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

the bible | See All (1) »

Taglines:

The crucifixion was only the beginning.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The show was canceled after one season. See more »

Connections

Follows Son of God (2014) See more »

User Reviews

 
Feels True To Life (Whether Actually True Or Not)
4 July 2019 | by zkonedogSee all my reviews

After the rousing success that was "The Bible", NBC brought the format back with "A.D.: The Bible Continues". While the ratings weren't near the original, in terms of quality the series was very well-done and just as entertaining as its predecessor.

The main plots of "A.D." revolve around three main topics:

1. The disciples of Jesus, led by Peter (Adam Levy), who are given the creed to preach His word. The problem, of course, is that Jerusalem is under strong Roman control, leading to unending conflict.

2. Pontius Pilate (Vincent Regan), Roman official stationed in Jerusalem, trying to deal with the "Jesus followers", while being advised by wife Claudia (Joanne Whalley).

3. Caiaphus (Richard Coyle), leader of the Jewish temple, and wife Leah (Jodhi May), who are caught in the middle of the Roman/Christian conflict.

The strength of this miniseries is that it shows a very intriguing "what could have been" scenario about the start of the spread of Christianity by the Disciples. You relaly get a look at how they were likely thinking/feeling in relation to their relationship with Jesus and his teachings. Too often, individuals from the Bible are looked upon as "larger than life" or somehow separated from the "average man". However, that was not the cause whatsoever. These are real people trying to comprehend the plan for God's kingdom, so obviously that is going to cause some mistakes to be made and many conflicts to arise. "A.D." doesn't shy away from any of that.

The acting and overall production value is also quite strong. This is a far cry from some cheesy re-enactment one might find on a religious network. "A.D." is a bona fide dramatic series. It just happens to be telling a story from the Bible instead of a story that someone penned in a script.

Simply put, I enjoyed "A.D." nearly as much as I did "The Bible" (the sheer breadth of the latter probably sneaks it ahead of the former by just a bit). I mainly appreciated how it didn't "preach" to the audience and chose rather to give a more individualized perspective of events: how the Disciples (and those around them) chose to react to the Resurrection and Jesus' creed to preach his word. Scholars of the Bible would likely enjoy this series, but I think its biggest fan-base would come from those who a bit more "layman" in terms of Biblical knowledge, for this one shows not just the faith of early Christians, but also the "nuts and bolts" of how that faith changed the world.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 91 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A.D. Kingdom and Empire See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed