Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Bible Mini-Series by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey

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. From what I could see from the trailer she nor the annoying music can tempt me to watch epic miniseries scheduled to air next year on the History Channel.

Overdone Americanised drama no wonder they can fill 10-hours in a sort of five-part docudrama, which premieres March 3 on the History Channel. They perhaps used more the scissors and could bring it more dynamic and less overacted.

The idea to bring the story of the the Bible from Genesis to Revelation is laudable. It shall present some of its best-known stories, including Noah’s Ark, the Exodus, Daniel in the lions’ den and the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus

A project close to Television producer Mark Burnett's heart. Mark Burnett made his name as the power behind such reality-television hits as "Survivor" and, more recently, "The Voice."  In the past couple of years the 52-year-old former paratrooper says he has become deeply religious, a transition he credits to Roma Downey, his wife since 2007. “It wasn’t until I met Roma that I truly understood my faith and it’s been a dynamic shift for me,” Mr. Burnett said.
 “To us, as a family, we love the Bible. This is not a TV show to us. It’s images and sound and sacred text that people will still watch, way after our grandchildren are old people.”
 In recent years Mr. Burnett and Ms. Downey have become friends with celebrity televangelist Joel Osteen, who preaches at a church in Houston that is home to the largest congregation in the U.S. Mr. Osteen is advising Mr. Burnett on the show.
“He’s been to [our church] several times and we come over to their house for dinner and things like that,” Mr. Osteen said.

Watch Reality TV: 'The Voice' Creator Mark Burnett Hears a Higher Calling

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The Nativity clip from the upcoming The Bible Mini-Series

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