Witness stories from the Bible unfold on-screen in a beautiful presentation for a new generation.
From Executive Producers (and husband and wife team) Roma Downey (Touched By An Angel) and Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor) comes The Bible - an epic 5-part, 10 hour mini-series retelling stories from the Scriptures for a whole new generation. Debuting on The History Channel March 3rd, The Bible will air five consecutive Sunday evenings and culminate on Easter Sunday.
Breathtaking in scope and scale, The Bible features powerful performances and visual effects that span Genesis to Revelation. Mark and Roma hope that by telling these emotionally connected sacred stories that millions of people will re-open their Bibles.
“I’ve probably seen most, if not all, of the films about the Bible produced in the past 50 years. This one stands alone, in a class by itself, as the best I’ve ever seen. Brilliantly produced with stunning cinematography, a Hans Zimmer score and academy-worthy acting, it stands head-and-shoulder above the rest. Too many 'Bible' films end up feeling like documentaries, with stilted dialogue, second-class sets, and narration that feels like a lecture. In contrast, this series draws you into the story from the start. The key to its effectiveness is that it lets the Bible speak for itself, without commentary, excuse or qualification, which makes it unique. This is living history at its best!” —Dr. Rick Warren, author, What On Earth Am I Here For?, The Purpose Driven Life
“Not since Cecil B. DeMille’s production of The Ten Commandments has a powerful, major Hollywood production like The Bible been released worldwide. This miniseries, featuring the music of Oscar-winner Hans Zimmer, will help millions to experience God’s Word in a visual, dramatic way.” —Geof Morin, American Bible Society
“I love the passion and enthusiasm that my friends Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have invested in their new History Channel series, The Bible. Rather than a word-for-word documentary, this project combines drama and history in a way that captures the essence and heart of the Gospel and the broader biblical story. I’m convinced that The Bible represents a unique opportunity to convey God’s redemptive message to a broad audience—many of whom may be unfamiliar with the narrative of Scripture. My prayer is that many lives will be impacted not only by the beauty and quality of the production, but by the Truth that lies at the center of the story.” —Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family
“Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s miniseries, The Bible, proves that when talent and passion collide, the outcome is spectacular. Having spent time with them on the set, Victoria and I witnessed firsthand not only the genius of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey but the deep and abiding passion they possess for God’s Word. Every aspect of this production from the acting to the poignant storytelling is accomplished with excellence. In particular, I found Roma’s portrayal of Mary, the mother of Jesus, to be both moving and genuine. Mark and Roma have succeeded in doing what few before them have done; they have produced a work that truly reflects the masterpiece that is the Holy Bible.” —Joel Osteen, Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Unlike any other film or miniseries I’ve ever encountered, The Bible brings the Word of God to life in the full richness of its scope, diversity, power, and magnificence. History and mystery collide as Mark Burnett and Roma Downey infuse every scene with their divinely inspired vision for sharing the poetic beauty and timeless wisdom of Scripture. This series helps us all to experience the flesh-and-blood stories of the Bible in a new light and draws us to the Divine Author who continues writing His eternal masterpiece. You will be enthralled, encouraged, and inspired by The Bible – seeing really is believing!" —Bishop T.D. Jakes, author, Pastor, The Potter’s House
"The challenge of presenting in 10 episodes the whole of the Bible highlights how this unique book continues to be read in different ways through different lenses. Yet, the Bible is the norm that has guided countless generations and millions upon millions along the pathway that leads to God’s love. My hope is that this video presentation, The Bible, may bring alive its many stories in people’s minds and hearts so that they may be drawn to rediscover the Bible and rejoice in its saving message." —Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington
“Because I grew up knowing about the Bible but not understanding it, I’m overwhelmed with excitement about The Bible series. It’s impossible to put into words the awe-inspiring emotions I felt watching the Bible stories come to life on the screen. The attention to detail is impeccable. The acting is deeply moving. The music is breathtaking. I’m waiting with anticipation to see all the lives The Bible series will impact. Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have given the world a gift.” —Craig Groeschel, Pastor, Lifechurch.tv
“This series is stunning – superbly acted and beautifully produced. It brings the stories of the Bible to life in an extraordinary way.” —Nicky Gumbel, Alpha International