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Mark Burnett tackles The Bible for History
Up next from the producer behind "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?," "Survivor" and "Celebrity Apprentice"?
A series based on The Bible, obviously?
History Channel announced earlier this week that the network will bring The Bible to life with the help of producer Mark Burnett.
"The Bible is a sacred text that continues to challenge and inspire," said Burnett. "We’ve been working on this project for the past two years and are deeply humbled to be given this once in a generation opportunity to breathe new visual life into The Bible’s profound stories. The Bible gives meaning and purpose to billions of people around the world, and sparks the curiosity of millions more."
The five-part, 10-hour docudrama will combine live-action and CGI to tell the stories from Genesis to Revelation.
"History has an incredible legacy delving into important subjects to which all people are connected," stated History President and General Manager Nancy Dubuc. "There’s no question The Bible is one of the world’s most significant books. This series will bring the historical stories of The Bible to life for a new generation. We are thrilled to work with Mark, who is a rare breed in the business. He is an amazing storyteller, and on this project, has the ability to deliver what we hope will be the largest audience History has ever seen."
The project, which Burnett will executive produce with wife Roman Downey and Richard Bedser, will premiere on History in 2013.
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