Just days after NBC officially continued its biblical hot streak with a sequel series to History's epic miniseries titled 'A.D.: Beyond the Bible,' FOX has decided to get in on the religious miniseries fervor. The network has officially committed to David Mamet's'7 Deadly Sins' as a miniseries event, but how will the sinful new drama tell its tale?
'The Bible' miniseries proved a surprise smash for the History Channel in all its incarnations, but if the same week that saw a potential sequel for 'Shakespeare in Love' has taught us anything, it's that sequels can never be silenced. Ergo, prepare for NBC to go beyond the bible with epic new miniseries 'A.D.,' telling the post-Crucifixion tale in 2015!
Anyone following NBC in recent years would know of the network's occasional ratings trouble, but could the network's newest projects bring in an audience of biblical proportions? Following the mammoth success of History's 'The Bible,' NBC has won the rights to air Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's sequel series 'A.D.: Beyond the Bible,' and may look to develop a new sketch comedy series, as well.
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?
Controversy alert! The History Channel's new 10-part miniseries 'The Bible' has already become a hit. It's apparently so good that even conservative political personality Glenn Beck can't seem to find anything to pick apart, calling it "one of the most important shows in decades." Oh wait! He did mention a striking similarity between Satan and President Barack Obama.