'Bible' miniseries leads up to Easter Sunday

By Steven Mitchell,

With combined efforts, the book that can be found in nearly every hotel room is coming to television as a miniseries.

The Bible will be a 10-hour miniseries airing on the History Channel starting Sunday, March 3 and air each Sunday leading up to March 31, Easter Sunday, reports The Catholic Sun. It will air from 8-10 p.m. Eastern time.

Mark Burnett, the successful producer of reality hits such as The Apprentice, Shark Tank, Survivor and The Voice, is producing it with wife Roma Downey. She can be seen as Monica in the series Touched By An Angel. In The Bible, she will play Jesus’ mother, Mary, reports Variety.

"I am certain that if you took Survivor, The Voice, Shark Tank, The Apprentice and all the other shows I've done, over the next 25 years more people will see The Bible miniseries than all those other projects combined,” Burnett said. “It is so important to tell these stories, and I believe we have done it well for a new generation."

The miniseries will be split evenly between the Old and New Testaments.

The History Channel has begun its marketing push. The Bible previews can be seen in theaters and as commercials with parent company A&E Networks.

The Bible will start with Genesis and end with Revelations. Reruns will be aired on Lifetime in an attempt to reach out to a variety of audiences. Burnett feels that people who don’t normally watch the History Channel or Lifetime will still tune in.

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