A Sequel to 'The Bible' Coming to NBC


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Haven't you always wanted a sequel to the Bible? Well, no deity has written anything in awhile, so the best we can do is a sequel to 'The Bible,' the hit History miniseries of early 2013. NBC has announced that they will be producing 'A.D.: Beyond the Bible' as a direct sequel to 'The Bible,' picking up the story where 'The Bible' left off. 

Mark Burnett, who created 'The Bible' with his wife Roma Downey, will be the man behind the sequel at NBC. The fact that the miniseries will appear on a different network than its prequel series shouldn't dismay fans, as Burnett is poised to have as much involvement at NBC as he did with the previous incarnation. Given Burnett's involvement, expect 'A.D.: Beyond the Bible' to be just as religious and Christian-inclined as 'The Bible' was. 

The initial series, 'The Bible,' avoided the usual documentarian approach to Biblical times that many previous television series have explored. Burnett had no interest in offering readings of scripture nor of interviewing historical experts; 'The Bible' was a drama, put on to bring some stories from the Bible to life for a contemporary audience. The miniseries was intended to inspire faith and bolster Christian dogma through storytelling. Reportedly, NBC is on board with this self-same approach when it comes to Burnett'A.D.: Beyond the Bible.' 

Despite some controversy, 'The Bible' was a mammoth success for History Channel, setting sales records when it was released on DVD and BluRay. Burnett even reported strange things occurring on the set of 'The Bible,' which he took as faithful signs from a god that they were doing the right thing by making the miniseries. Some argued that Burnett's comments were part of a viral marketing campain; others believed that he believes what he says. Regardless, 'The Bible' was a huge success and a sequel makes good business sense for both Burnett and NBC. 

Will you be tuning in to 'A.D.: Beyond the Bible?' 



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Written by: bad_subject
Jul 8th, 2013, 7:34 am

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Message Posted On Jul 13th, 2013, 8:55 pm
PLEASE don't tell me the ending, I love a good mystery...
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Message Posted On Jul 8th, 2013, 7:38 pm
Oh boy! I sure hope they include an account of the second century forger adding a bunch of new passages to the Pauline letters so there's something there to help refute the Marcionite heresy. (If you aren't familiar with what I am talking about, search online for "The First Edition of the Paulina" by Paul-Louis Couchoud.)

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Message Posted On Jul 8th, 2013, 5:21 pm

In the words of Anthony Jeselnik:

"Finally, something that combines America's love for religion with its hatred of reading books. It's on the History Channel, because there isn't a Comforting Fantasy Channel."


Message Posted On Jul 8th, 2013, 3:49 pm
It's a fantasy so how can it be inaccurate :) Look at Lord Of The Rings, they follow the book to a point then change things to make it more interesting. You will have all the Christians foaming at the mouth and going into religious zeal as though it is real though, all the so called religious fools that get Stigmata signs don't even get them in the right places so you know it's psychosomatic. All Christians wear a cross as a symbol to Christs death but if you look at history at the so called time of Christ they used a single pole and placed both arms above the head with a single nail through the wrist and then they either had a small wooden plank to stand on or a nail through both legs one in front of the other, most died from suffocation from having their hands above their heads and falling asleep from exhaustion. They found early on that through the hands was no good as they tended to tear of. So if the Church uses crosses you know they don't believe it either :)

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Message Posted On Jul 8th, 2013, 11:03 am

Hopefully it's not as ridiculously inaccurate as the Bible miniseries was.

I love fiction (so naturally I love the Bible) but you really shouldn't mess up stories that some people still consider divine in origin.

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