'Son Of God' sees Diogo Morgado and Darwin Shaw return as Jesus and Peter respectively in the movie adaptation of Jesus' birth, life and death. From his birth in a stable in Bethlehem by his Virgin mother Mary, Jesus Christ comes to be revered by many as the saviour; a man with the ability to heal, walk on water and feed hundreds of men. However, for some he is a blasphemer; a false prophet who employs the Devil to perform his miracles. When one of Jesus' so-called followers Judas decides to inform his enemies of his whereabouts, Jesus allows himself to be taken, tortured and nailed to a cross - despite already knowing that he was about to be betrayed. It was an execution short-lived, however, when he defies the impossible and returns to life.
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Darwin Shaw - The Television Academy's annual Friday-before-the-Emmys cocktail celebration and certificate presentation honoring the 65th Emmy Awards Nominees for Outstanding Performances. - Hollywood, CA, United States - Saturday 21st September 2013
The NBC miniseries, The Bible, will be followed by a sequel entitled: 'A.D.: Beyond The Bible' which will be once again aired by The History Channel.
No, another installation to the millennia-old work hasn't been commissioned by God himself; this is the sequel to this year's extremely successful TV miniseries The Bible, based on the good book itself. NBC has announced that the sequel A.D.: Beyond The Bible will start where The Bible left off: a few days after Jesus Christ's death. The series will again be produced by husband and wife Mark Burnett (The Voice, Celebrity Apprentice) and Roma Downey, with Downey potentially reprising her role as Mary Mother of Christ and Darwin Shaw could be recast as Peter, as reported by the Associated Press.
Producer Roma Downey Will Work On The Sequel To The Bible.
Where The Bible told stories of Noah, Abraham and Jesus up to his resurrection, the sequel will follow the embryonic growth of Christianity in the aftermath of Christ. Bob Greenblatt, NBC's chairman, spoke of the upcoming sequel in a statement: "I followed the development process of 'The Bible' closely with Mark and knew that the story was far from over after Christ's Crucifixion...what happened in the aftermath - which is essentially the beginning of Christianity - is utterly fascinating. The day after The Bible premiered, I told Mark we were on board with no hesitation for the follow-up miniseries. This will be attention-getting in every way, and we're proud to continue our association with Mark which has just grown exponentially from The Voice."
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'The Bible' sequel, written by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, will be called 'A.D. Beyond The Bible'. NBC will air the programme.
Mark Burnett's miniseries The Bible will have a sequel. A.D. Beyond The Bible will be set in the days following Jesus' death.
The Bible aired over Easter on the History Channel and attracted around 13.1 million viewers for its premiere. The finale on Easter Sunday attracted 11.7 million. It has gone on to become, on DVD, the top selling miniseries of all time, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Mark Burnett at The Kaleidoscope Ball, L.A. in April 2013.
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