NBC backs Bible sequel

Reality show creator Mark Burnett is getting back into the drama business after partnering with NBC on a follow-up to his hit scripted series The Bible.

Burnett and his wife Roma Downey are behind AD: Beyond the Bible (working title), which begins in the days after Jesus’ betrayal and death.

The Bible (10×60′), produced by Burnett and Downey’s LightWorkers Media, became the number one cable series of 2013 when it aired on History, drawing 13.1 million viewers on its debut.

The Bible

The Bible

AD: Beyond the Bible will be executive produced by The Bible team of Downey, Burnett and Richard Bedser.  It will be coproduced by LightWorkers Media, Hearst Productions and Universal Television.

Burnett’s credits include The Voice, Survivor and Shark Tank.

Source: NBC Entertainment