NBC’s latest big budget TV epic is the bible focussed A.D. about the rise of Jesus. This 12 episode series, which is the follow up from ‘The Bible’ producers Mark Burnett & Roma Downey, airs on NBC from Easter Sunday 2015.
Stars Juan Pablo De Pace, Greta Scacchi, Vincent Regan, Richard Coyle, Aniss Elkohen, Babou Ceesay, Chipo Chung, Cesare Taurasi and Adam Levy.
Synopsis: From the renowned producing team of Roma Downey and Mark Burnett comes A.D. on NBC – a landmark television event continuing where The Bible series left off.
A.D. starts with the Crucifixion and The Resurrection –catalysts that altered history. What follows is the epic tale of “A.D.” chronicling several of the most intense and tumultuous decades in history. The complicated birth of the early Church was a time filled with enormous faith, persecution, political intrigue, brutal Roman oppression and the desperate Jewish revolt. The entire world was transformed, and the course of human history would be forever changed.
A.D. tells its story through the eyes of the Apostles, Pilate, Caiaphas, the Jewish Zealots and the Herod family. With the Book of Acts and Paul’s letters as its foundation plus some artful use of history, A.D. shows why little has changed in two thousand years, but the church continues to change the world.
This Easter Sunday, April 5th, 2015, join millions of viewers for the premiere of A.D. and continue on a 12-week journey through what would become the most powerful global movement in history – the rise of the Church.
A.D. THE SERIES premieres SUNDAY APRIL 5, 2015 on NBC