If CNN Wasn’t Enough, Get Ready for NBC on Easter Sunday

and eleven more Sundays after that

As reported yesterday on WNDU (University of Notre Dame Television, an NBC affiliate):

Hollywood producer Mark Burnett and his wife, "Touched by an Angel" star Roma Downey, were at Notre Dame in February for a special screening of episode one.

The couple is eager for fans to see the finished product which they describe as "’The Bible’ meets ‘House of Cards’ meets ‘Game of Thrones.’"

The story starts with the crucifixion of Jesus, and covers the first ten chapters of the book of Acts.

Filmed in Morocco with a massive cast and crew, "A.D. The Bible Continues" creators sought to capture the grit of the times with the epic stories woven throughout the Bible.

“But also bringing the Bible story to the screen brings with it a responsibility and we certainly take that very seriously. We worked with scholars and Bible advisers and pastors, priests to make sure we told the story accurately and authentically, and then we pulled from the historian Josephis and other historians at the time to tell the story as authentically as we can.”

The 12-part series starts Easter Sunday.

And CLICK HERE to see the NBC webpage.

Will the shroud be mentioned?