“The Bible” opens this Sunday

“The Bible” is an epic five-week, 10-hour television mini-series premiering March 3, 2013 on the History Channel @ 8pm (cable TV), from Emmy-Award winning husband and wife team, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. For two hours each Sunday night, millions of viewers will see the Bible come to life in a way never before seen. The final episode of the series will air on Easter Sunday [March 31] and will feature the death and resurrection of Jesus. To help ensure the accuracy of the miniseries, many Christian scholars served as advisors and hundreds of Christian leaders have given their endorsement.

"In terms of importance, nothing we've ever done, not ‘Touched by An Angel,’ not ‘Survivor,’ not ‘The Voice,’ not ‘The Apprentice,’ none of this could possibly compare to ‘The Bible’," Burnett says.  “This is not a TV show to us. Its images, sound and sacred text that people will still watch, way after our grandchildren are old people."

Famed television producer Mark Burnett tackles his projects with passion, but “The Bible” is a special labor of love.

The 10-hour, five-part docudrama will span the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, presenting some of its best-known stories, including Noah's Ark, the Exodus, Daniel in the lions' den and the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.

"The Bible" promotional trailer (2m 31s)

"The Bible" extended promtional trailer (4m 4s)

Former “Touched by An Angel” star Roma Downey, Burnett's wife and fellow executive producer, heads a large international cast in the role of Mother Mary. Keith David, an Emmy winner for voice-over performances, will narrate with a musical score by Oscar-and-Grammy-winning composer Hans Zimmer.

Because the entire Bible can't be covered in 10 hours, the miniseries, which was filmed in Morocco, focuses on a select group of stories and features such compelling figures as Abraham, Moses and David. Some stories had to be compressed for artistic purposes.

This mini-series does not begin until March 3rd but this will give all of us a chance to tell as many people as possible about this series. Let's use this series to reach as many people as possible.