Skip to comments.First came ‘The Bible,’ now comes ‘Jesus of Nazareth’ … the TV miniseries
Posted on 03/31/2013 8:03:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The ratings have spoken and theyre telling television producers that a six-hour, $20 million miniseries on Jesus of Nazareth will prove as great a success as the recent History channel production The Bible.
We believe the audience continues to have a hunger for life- and faith-affirming films, said Michael Landon Jr., who is writing and producing the Jesus of Nazareth series with Brian Bird for Brad Krevoys MPCA, the Hollywood Reporter says. The monumental success of Mark Burnett and Roma Downeys The Bible just underscores that.
Showtime is trying to cash in on spiritual fever, too, with The Vatican, under development now, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Also in the pipeline or currently playing: Lifetimes reality show, Preacher's Daughters, and GSNs Bible-based theme game show.
Mr. Krevoy said hes still awaiting a U.S. network agreement to air Jesus of Nazareth, but he is confident in an offer.
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Perhaps this next mini series will actually remain true to the Bible instead of creating their own script & version.
There's an empty grave that turns out to be significant.
Watch for their new show... "Touched by a Survivor".
And then what?
Excellent mini series.
I love that mini series. The music and acting is excellent. I have it on DVD and watch it every Easter.
I’ve owned it twice in VHS. Still watch bits of it on Youtube from time-to-time. One of the best of that genre.
Unfortunately, I can see the typical casting of a black, a Hispanic, an Asian, a gay guy, and a loud mouthed feminist who is always proven right subbing for Peter, Andrew, Thomas, Matthew, and John. There will be no healing of the lame because we have to respect the handicapped, and they will get a white male Tea Party ringer to play Judas.
That's what I've come to expect from Hollywood. They sometimes respect the Old Testament because of Judaism, but the New Testament and Jesus Christ is a whole different matter.
The Jesus has blue eyes on that poster which of course is most likely historically inaccurate seeing as how Jesus was Hebrew / Palestinian.
Maybe He had His Father’s eyes.
.....But He RISES!
Some good could come of these series; some watching for the historical drama might be encouraged to seek further.
“...Jesus of Nazareth,
A rises again three days later.
RE: The Jesus has blue eyes on that poster which of course is most likely historically inaccurate seeing as how Jesus was Hebrew / Palestinian.
Well, in the Bible miniseries, Samson and his mother were both BLACK.
It didn’t know that African Israelites existed that far back. And since they did not show Samson’s father, the film maker probably wants us to think that he married an African woman.
He gets better.
The following is not intended to spark some lengthy religious debate just one man’s opinion which we all know is almost impossible to change.
I watched the entire Bible series on the History Channel. I came away last night with anger and hatred at not only the entire human race but with any God who would allow such pain and suffering. Lord Acton’s “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely” kept running through my thoughts.
Given the lies and distortions we see today from those in power and those who seek power, one can only imagine the difficulty of people back then trying to decypher truth from the fiction imposed by powerful and to attempt to explain the inexplicable.
Even today, for some reason, many seem to cling to the concept that powerful governments are good when all of recorded history should tell us otherwise. They are unparalleled killing machines yet we constantly allow them to become more powerful.
Anyway, I was disappointed in myself as I wanted to come away from this series with more kindness in my heart and the exact opposite took place.
Just one man’s opinion and no more valid/invalid than anyone else.
So it’s only temporary?
Silly post, but not surprising.
“Silly post, but not surprising.”
Oh my goodness. I’m scared.
“Oh my goodness. Im scared.”