CNN: Mark Burnett to turn the Bible into a series

May 24th, 2011

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Mark Burnett to turn the Bible into a series

May 24th, 2011
04:27 PMET
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Oh Lord, the Bible is being turned into a miniseries.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, reality TV producer Mark Burnett will be helming the series, which will be a “five-part, 10-hour scripted docu-drama with live-action and state-of-the-art CG” to air on the History Channel.

“This is probably the most important book in mankind, regardless of your beliefs or religious affiliation,” History president and general manager Nancy Dubuc told THR. “This series will bring the historical stories of the Bible to life for a new generation.”

The idea for the project came from Burnett and his wife, “Touched By An Angel” star Roma Downey, and will tell biblical stories from the old and new testaments.

Burnett is the man behind such successful reality show franchises as “Survivor” and “The Apprentice.” The Bible series is set to air in 2013.