Actress Roma Downey, known for her role in the popular TV show "Touched By an Angel" and for producing faith-based entertainment, will be heading back to the small screen next year as host of a new show about prayer and miracles.
Downey told TheBlaze in an email Thursday that the six-part series, which is expected to premiere in late 2015 on TLC, will "tell the stories of faith and hope" — something she believes is badly needed in today's oft-times negative media landscape.
"The news is full of horror and fear and heartache and bad news," she told TheBlaze. "I want to tell the stories of faith and hope."
Producer Mark Burnett (L) and actress/producer Roma Downey attend the 18th Annual LA Times Festival Of Books at USC on April 21, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images for LA Times)
Downey, who produced History Channel's "The Bible" TV series and the subsequent "Son of God" feature film alongside husband and famed reality TV producer Mark Burnett last year, said that she believes millions of Americans are ready for a more positive entertainment experience.
"I believe we need to make more noise for God and pay attention to when miracles show up," Downey said.
Burnett will be executive producing the unnamed project.
The two are currently looking for people to share their personal stories about faith, miracles and prayer through their production company LightworkersMedia.com, as USA Today reported earlier this week.
Nancy Daniels, general manager for TLC, said in a statement this week that the project will "deliver a television experience that connects with the hearts, minds, and faith of our viewers."
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(H/T: USA Today)