The Bible (TV miniseries)

The Bible (TV miniseries)

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The Bible (TV miniseries)

The Bible is a television miniseries based on the Bible. It was produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett[2][3] and was broadcast weekly between March 3 and March 31, 2013 on History channel.[4] The Bible (TV miniseries) has since been adapted for release to theaters as a feature film (138 minutes), the 2014 American epic biblical drama Son of God.

The series is Mark Burnett’s first scripted project.[5] In addition to Burnett and Downey, executive producers include Richard Bedser and History’s Dirk Hoogstra and Julian P. Hobbs.[6] The first episode of the mini-series was seen by 13.1 million viewers, the largest cable television audience of 2013 to date.[7] The second installment continued “to deliver blockbuster ratings” for the network, attracting 10.8 million viewers. The third installment on March 17, 2013 was once again the No. 1 show on all of Sunday night television with 10.9 million total viewers. In addition, the series garnered 4.2 million adults 25–54 and 3.5 million adults 18–49.[8] In total, with subsequent airings, ‘The Bible’ has received more than 100 million cumulative views.[9]

The series received three Emmy Award nominations for best miniseries, and sound editing and sound mixing on July 18, 2013.[10]

Parts of the telecast – including unaired footage – has been turned into a feature film about the life of Jesus entitledSon of God.[11] A miniseries sequel with the title A.D.: Beyond the Bible is also planned for NBC.[12]  

Description

The series covers “Genesis to Revelation” in “one grand narrative,”[1] within five two-hour parts,[13] each containing two or three biblical stories told through live action and computer-generated imagery.[2][3] According to Burnett, it included “obvious” stories such as Noah’s Ark, the Exodus, and the life of Jesus Christ.[2] Five hours are taken from the Old Testament, five from the New.[1] The series is based on the New International Version and the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.[3]

Downey and Burnett said their “greatest hope” in making the series was that it would “affect a new generation of viewers and draw them back to the Bible.”[14]

Cast

  • Diogo Morgado as Jesus Christ (5 episodes)
  • Darwin Shaw as Peter (5 episodes)
  • Paul Brightwell as Malchus (4 episodes)
  • Roma Downey as Mother Mary (4 episodes)
  • Greg Hicks as Pontius Pilate (4 episodes)
  • Sebastian Knapp as John (4 episodes)
  • Amber Rose Revah as Mary Magdalene (4 episodes)
  • Adrian Schiller as Caiaphas (4 episodes)
  • Andrew Brooke as Antonius (3 episodes)
  • Louise Delamere as Claudia (3 episodes)
  • Matthew Gravelle as Thomas (3 episodes)
  • Simon Kunz as Nicodemus (3 episodes)
  • Joe Wredden as Judas (3 episodes)
  • Fraser Ayres as Barabbas (2 episodes)
  • Paul Marc Davis as Simon (2 episodes)
  • Paul Freeman as Samuel (2 episodes)
  • Will Houston as Moses (2 episodes)
  • Joe Forte as Young Moses (1 episodes)
  • Melia Kreiling as Bathsheba (2 episodes)
  • Dhaffer L’Abidine as Uriah (2 episodes)
  • Francis Magee as Saul (2 episodes)
  • Con O’Neill as Paul the Apostle (1 episode)[22]
  • Leila Mimmack as Young Mary (2 episodes)
  • Stephanie Leonidas as Rahab (1 episode)
  • Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni as Satan (2 episodes)
  • Gary Oliver as Abraham (2 episodes)
  • Andrew Scarborough as Joshua (2 episodes)
  • Clive Wood as Nathan (2 episodes)
  • Hara Yannas as Michal (2 episodes)
  • Jassa Ahluwalia as Young David (1 episode)
  • Nonso Anozie as Samson (1 episode)
  • Jake Canuso as Daniel (2 episodes)
  • Sam Douglas as King Herod (2 episodes)
  • Gerald Kyd as Cyrus the Great (1 episode)
  • Peter Guinness as King Nebuchadnezzar (1 episode)[23]
  • Langley Kirkwood as Old David (1 episode)
  • Paul Knops as Adam (1 episode)
  • Darcie Lincoln as Eve (1 episode)
  • Hugo Rossi as Isaac (1 episode)
  • Conan Stevens as Goliath (1 episode)
  • Kierston Wareing as Delilah (1 episode)
  • Lonyo as Guardian Angel (1 episode)

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