Everything gets a sequel these days, and that includes "The Bible."
The Mark Burnett miniseries, which aired on The History Channel in the spring to record ratings, is now getting a second act on NBC.
"A.D.: Beyond the Bible" (a working title) starts "in the dark days after Jesus' betrayal and death," a statement from NBC says. "A perfect storm brews in the Holy Land, fueled by social injustice, Roman military oppression and religious unrest. ... And in the face of terrible odds and brutal persecution, the small band of Jesus' disciples stand against the combined might of Rome and their own local authorities. In a generation of rebellion, war, famine, and carnage, who can they trust?"
Burnett will again executive produce the follow-up to his original 10-part miniseries with his wife, Roma Downey, and Richard Bedser.