'The Bible' gets a sequel: Mark Burnett's 'A.D.' headed to NBC in 2015

After the massive success of "The Bible," the History channel miniseries produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, NBC has decided to get in on the action and officially ordered "A.D.," a 12-episode sequel of sorts to the self-explanatory first chapter, to premiere on the network in 2015. "Last year when Mark Burnett was launching 'The Bible' on cable, I told him, without hesitation, that if he wanted to tell more of the story, we'd love to do it at NBC," NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt says in a press release. "We are firmly in the 'event' business and nothing has more event potential than 'A.D.' as it continues immediately after the 'The Bible' ended.The heft of a broadcast network, combined with the promotional arms of NBCUniversal and Comcast, will push this miniseries to a mass audience. We value our relationship with Mark and Roma and know that no one could bring this story to life...



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