There’s less than two months until Mark Burnett (famed reality show producer) and Roma Downey (actress from “Touched by an Angel”) unveil their epic “The Bible” series on the History Channel. On Thursday, a new trailer for the initiative was released, showing snapshots of the compelling stories that will be told.
Premiering on March 3, the five-part program may come as a surprise to some — particularly considering Hollywood’s generally-dismal portrayal of religious themes (not to mention an overwhelming penchant for ignoring faith altogether).
The mini-series, which will take viewers through the holy book from Genesis to Revelation, is slated to air in two-hour intervals each week, concluding on Easter Sunday. Unlike documentary-style projects, “The Bible” is a reenactment that relies upon actors and realistic settings, merging the two in an effort to bring the book’s many stories to light.
Below, see the invigorating trailer that shows just a glimpse into what viewers can expect as they journey alongside Burnett and Downey:
As previously reported, TheBlaze attended a screening of the series late last year that was hosted by Burnett and Downey. After airing 90 minutes of the 10-hour series, the duo shared their passion for “The Bible” project, while also highlighting the intense process they went through to see the series come to fruition (read about the project here).
“We really felt called to do this. [It] just kept tugging at our hearts,” Downey told reporters, later adding, “We really felt God’s hand there with us.”
In March, we’ll see how audiences react to the series that the Hollywood power couple holds dear to their hearts.
- See the Dramatic Reenactment of Jesus’ Birth in Mark Burnett’s Epic ‘The Bible’ History Channel Series