I watched the first two episodes of this miniseries and I
enjoyed it. They made it a very compelling drama with good
actors. I'm not religious at all, so to me it's more of a
mythic or fantasy story than history, but they do seem to
try to get everything as historically accurate as they can.
This is a sequel to the popular miniseries "The Bible"
that ran on The History Channel a few years ago. It doesn't
appear to have any of the same actors, writers or directors
in it, but it's still produced by Mark Burnett and his wife,
Roma Downey. Maybe they realized that the first one could
use improvement, or perhaps they just got a bigger budget
with NBC. Whatever the reason, it seems to have worked.
The story is a good one, even if you know it well, and
they do a great job of making the people some like real
people. They flesh out the more minor characters a bit. It's
not boring or talky. There's a lot of action, and not just
from Jesus's crucifixion. The Romans chase the Jews around;
the Romans kill people (even each other); there's a big
earthquake. It's a good show to watch. It's certainly fine
It stars Richard Coyle, who was so good in last year's
"Crossbones". I don't recognize the other actors, but they
all are good. The first episode is all about Jesus getting
condemned to death, getting crucified, and then everyone
else argues and waits around to see if he comes back to
life. There is a lot of political intrigue going on between
the Romans, the Jews, Jesus' Disciples, and the Zealots (who
are kind of like terrorists). Coyle plays Caiaphas, the head
Jewish priest that condemns Jesus for blasphemy.
In the second episode, Jesus' body has gone missing, so
it's all about how everyone reacts to that. Of course, he
does re-appear to his followers. It's interesting to watch.
I look forward to seeing the rest.
From executive producers Roma Downey (“The Bible”) and Mark
Burnett (“The Bible,” “The Voice”) comes an uplifting
spiritual journey through the later chapters of biblical
history. “A.D. The Bible Continues” picks up where the smash
hit miniseries “The Bible” left off, continuing the greatest
story ever told and exploring the exciting and inspiring
events that followed the Crucifixion of Christ.
The immediate aftermath of Christ’s death had a massive
impact on his disciples, his mother Mary, and key political
and religious leaders of the era, completely altering the
entire world in an instant. Beginning at that fateful moment
of the Crucifixion and the Resurrection, “A.D. The Bible
Continues” will focus on the disciples who had to go forward
and spread the teachings of Christ to a world dominated by
political unrest and the start of a whole new religion that
would dramatically reshape the history of the world.
Jesus (Juan Pablo Di Pace) dies on the cross at the hands of
the Romans, deserted by even his most loyal of followers.
Peter (Adam Levy) and the disciples are hunted by Temple
authorities led by High Priest Caiaphas (Richard Coyle) and
Roman soldiers under orders from Governor Pontius Pilate
(Vincent Regan). For the tiny band of followers, every day
is a fight for survival, and their mission to spread the
word to the world seems impossible.
Yet, they have hope and soon they have power: the amazing
miracle of the Resurrection, and the shocking arrival of the
Holy Spirit upon them all at Pentecost enables them to
inspire more people to join. The growing church brings
challenges for Peter, John (Babou Alieu Ceesay) and Mary
Magdalene (Chipo Chung), and they are pushed to the limit,
facing trials and imprisonments, persecutions and
punishments, all while trying to understand the God-given
power granted to them as they transition from the sorrow of
Christ’s ultimate sacrifice to the awe-inspiring wonder of
the Resurrection and beyond.
Richard Bedser serves as executive
producer alongside Downey and Burnett. “A.D. The Bible
Continues” is a production of LightWorkers Media.
Please visit the official show site at: http://www.nbc.com/ad-the-bible-continues
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