History’s ‘The Bible’ Headed to Theaters, Plus Sequel Series?
Though History’s epic miniseries ‘The Bible‘ proved at times controversial, particularly during an incident in which its portrayal of Satan had a striking resemblance to US President Barack Obama, the conclusive miniseries has continued to break ratings records for the channel. Now, series producer Mark Burnett has revealed plans to potentially market a theatrical version, and a potential sequel series, so how much more of ‘The Bible’ can we expect?
History’s ‘The Bible’ might well have offered up a complete adaptation of its namesake, but the network may soon return to the well. Via The Hollywood Reporter, we’ve learned that executive producer Mark Burnett has been putting together a film version with focus on the Resurrection, and intent to distribute this fall. “We’re cutting a movie version right now, a three-hour version of Jesus and [we have] many, many offers from theaters globally,” said Burnett.
Perhaps even more than that, Burnett revealed that development on future ‘The Bible’ stories “never actually stopped, but I do have scripts in my bag that I just received today for what’s next.” Burnett claimed additional stories would take place “in the same world. We feel there is a void, and we’re filling that void.”
Not only did ‘The Bible’ debut to some 13.1 million viewers, but since its release the dramatic adaptation has become the fastest-selling DVD miniseries in history.
What say you? Should History continue on with additional stories from ‘The Bible’? Would audiences tune in for a theatrical version?