Coming soon: NBC’s The Bible sequel

posted at 9:21 am on July 2, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

The History Channel tapped into an underserved market and came up with a blockbuster miniseries earlier this year in The Bible.  The rumors of a sequel understandably peaked after the reception of the original; Hollywood likes nothing more than Roman numerals after a title, which is a bit more ironic than usual in this case. This time, though, the sequel moves to NBC, which outbid The History Channel for the follow-up:

The Bible is making the jump from cable to network TV, as Comcast’s (CMCSA) NBC said it has struck a deal for a sequel to History’s surprise spring hit. NBC’s version will be titled A.D.: Beyond the Bible and will pick up after Christ’s death, though after that it’s pretty open.

An expensive and overtly religious production isn’t an obvious fit for a major network these days. Those channels today lean on talent-show TV, which doesn’t require high-paid actors and special effects. The Bible, though, comes with a massive built-in audience and a unique and powerful marketing machine. The 10-hour miniseries, produced by reality-TV king Mark Burnett and his wife, Roma Downey, won a huge following, in part by screening previews for religious leaders of U.S. megachurches. Before the première, some pastors even showed their flocks 90-minute making-of documentaries, while Christian groups bought ads in Times Square to tout the show.

Burnett and Downey tried to remain as faithful to the source material as possible, albeit not without some interesting flourishes — such as the martial-arts angels that kicked butt in Sodom and Gomorrah, for instance.  The installments in the first miniseries covered a few millenia between Abraham and the Resurrection, which meant a significant amount of narration and a telescoping of events.  Nevertheless, thanks to the dearth of Bible-based entertainment over the last several decades, Burnett and Downey found themselves a huge audience and an avalanche of gratitude from the faithful.

What isn’t clear is what the source material will be for another miniseries … and the title Beyond the Bible gives the impression that it’s going to be a lot less moored in Scripture than its predecessor.  The miniseries ended with Jesus’ ascension and the Pentecost, which is the end of the Gospels.  What’s next?  Acts, of course, and the letters of Paul, but the scope of the production will have to shrink dramatically between source and sequel.  Besides, those are actually in the Bible, not “beyond” it. Perhaps it’s a historical miniseries about the spread of Christianity, but based on what source material?

Erick Erickson has been having some fun speculating on an NBC version of the Bible:

If Burnett and Downey are still exec-producing the miniseries sequel, they have earned the benefit of the doubt.  If not, well, all bets are off.  At the very least, this purchase by NBC demonstrates that Hollywood has ignored a very lucrative market for a long time, and maybe Hollywood has started to figure that out.

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With Tina Fey playng Mary.

I can see Jerusalem from my house!

kingsjester on July 2, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Hopefully no shoot-outs, car chases, or cameos from “Glee.”

viking01 on July 2, 2013 at 9:25 AM

viking01 on July 2, 2013 at 9:25 AM

You just made me flash on the song and dance number “The Inquisition” with Mel Brooks from “History of the World, Part II.

kingsjester on July 2, 2013 at 9:27 AM

Brian Williams plays Herod? with Candy Crowley as “The Big Salome.”

viking01 on July 2, 2013 at 9:27 AM

Hey NBC! “Dreams of My Father” IS NOT a sequel.

Flange on July 2, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Actually, if they were to stick to the epistles, there’s a lot of great, epic story-telling they could use, most of it along the lines of Paul’s missionary trips, and some of the other apostles’ tales in the first century…but I’m guessing they won’t be that “biblical” this time around.

jwehman on July 2, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Maybe Ron Swanson can play Peter.

22044 on July 2, 2013 at 9:30 AM

The Bible, though, comes with a massive built-in audience and a unique and powerful marketing machine.

Doesn’t matter. If this is being aired on NBC, then count me out. I won’t participate in anything that provides revenue to those scum bags.

HarryBackside on July 2, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Mel Brooks from “History of the World, Part II.

kingsjester on July 2, 2013 at 9:27 AM

George Lucas will produce the remake of “Joos in Space” with Soledad O’Brien at Al Jazeera reporting for the rival team.

viking01 on July 2, 2013 at 9:31 AM

What could possibly go wrong?

JimLennon on July 2, 2013 at 9:31 AM

I’m sure they will skip over Paul’s Letter to the Romans, expecially Chapter 1.

kingsjester on July 2, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Flange on July 2, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Beat me to it…kudos…well played.

coldwarrior on July 2, 2013 at 9:33 AM

I remember when NBC tried to run “Noah’s Ark” and “The Book of Daniel”.

Both epic failures.

22044 on July 2, 2013 at 9:33 AM

If Burnett and Downey are still exec-producing the miniseries sequel, they have earned the benefit of the doubt. If not, well, all bets are off. At the very least, this purchase by NBC demonstrates that Hollywood has ignored a very lucrative market for a long time, and maybe Hollywood has started to figure that out.

If NBC decides to take over and make it the left wing PC churches version.. they’ll murder any enthusiasm for it.

I sincerely doubt there is any good faith here on NBC’s part. Burnett and Downey may be good people, but the networks are a snakepit of PC mania run amok.. to watch these networks, is to get a deeply distorted view of America,… as if we all live in deep blue affluent coastal states and never met an actual conservative, let alone be one.

NBC may have bought it, but there is zero trust there in NBC’s good intentions.. they never have any.

mark81150 on July 2, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Gee, in a series they’ll have enough time to shape every left wing position in a favorable light with biblical backing. It’s in the bible will be the final word on every subject. Can’t wait for their explanation of Romans.

Kissmygrits on July 2, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Cool,I do hope the DEVIL,er,Obama gets another appearance!!!
(sarc)

canopfor on July 2, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Bawney Fwank wants to be Pontius Pilate.

Rubio is already cast as Judas.

viking01 on July 2, 2013 at 9:37 AM

And this Sequel will have a special appearance by
WENDY DAVIS!!

Starring in the role of Herod’s Daughter Herodias.

ToddPA on July 2, 2013 at 9:37 AM

I can’t wait ’till they get to Revelation! /s

GWB on July 2, 2013 at 9:39 AM

coldwarrior on July 2, 2013 at 9:33 AM

It was inevitable that someone would say it. Although I did think about saying the koran instead. I can easily see NBC viewing either one as a sequel to the Bible.

Flange on July 2, 2013 at 9:40 AM

NBC still pi$$ed that Burnett and Downey wouldn’t do a full blown series on Sodom and Gomorrah.

CycloneCDB on July 2, 2013 at 9:40 AM

Somehow, with NBC behind the production, I anticipate that
a) It will have a laugh track,
b) All the Apostles will be gay,
c) Mary Magdalene will be the REAL brains behind this “Jesus” thing
and
d) Jesus Himself will be portrayed like every brain dead father figure on every other sitcom.

Can’t wait.

dirtseller on July 2, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Killary wanted to be a demon but the pigs ran into the water.

viking01 on July 2, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Bawney Fwank wants to be Pwontius Pwilate.

Rubio is already cast as Judas.

viking01 on July 2, 2013 at 9:37 AM

FIFY

dirtseller on July 2, 2013 at 9:43 AM

They wanted to roll out a Golden Calf but it was damaged during Zero’s inauguration.

viking01 on July 2, 2013 at 9:43 AM

I guess it depends just how far “beyond” the Bible they wish to go. There’s plenty of good material in the early patristic writings, Polycarp, Irenaeus, Ignatius, Eusebius, etc.

JohnAGJ on July 2, 2013 at 9:44 AM

FIFY

dirtseller on July 2, 2013 at 9:43 AM

I nearly said “Biccus… oh, you know how the movie goes…

viking01 on July 2, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Hopefully no shoot-outs, car chases, or cameos from “Glee.”

viking01 on July 2, 2013 at 9:25 AM

My first thought… which of the Apostles will they make a gay character in a sweeping PC “do-over” of the Bible. These are radical activists who use their shows to program their audiences, not purely entertainers. Why else have gay characters appear in numbers wildly out of proportion to their actual population numbers.. Not every single person has gay neighbors…

Nor is everybody a talking points rambling leftist… but with NBC in charge, expect them to try and change direct Biblical quotes to make the left happy.

mark81150 on July 2, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Obama wanted to climb the Stairway to Heaven but Bernanke hasn’t bought it for him, yet.

viking01 on July 2, 2013 at 9:46 AM

What’s next? Acts, of course, and the letters of Paul, but the scope of the production will have to shrink dramatically between source and sequel.

Not necessarily. A television mini-series on the book of Acts was broadcast back in the late 70s. It was a sequel to the wildly successful “Jesus of Nazareth” mini-series and was also titled “A.D.”. It didn’t suffer at all for sufficient source material to fill up an entire mini-series.

tommyboy on July 2, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Geez, History Channel. You let NBC get it? Good grief.

rdbrewer on July 2, 2013 at 9:49 AM

A confused Moochelle demanded to be in the Garden of Eatin’.

viking01 on July 2, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Geez, History Channel. You let NBC get it? Good grief.

rdbrewer on July 2, 2013 at 9:49 AM

They wasted all their special effects money pimping Gorebull Warming.

viking01 on July 2, 2013 at 9:50 AM

Expect Satan to be a white haired old southern white guy… and every character who’s evil will get the same PC treatment..

There is no way NBC will play this straight, no chance they’ll stick to scripture. If there is a single NBC executive involved in this who’s an actual practicing Christian, I’d be amazed.

mark81150 on July 2, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Lol – will future sequels lift material from the koran/book of mormon?

abobo on July 2, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Great, Tina Fey, and the Baldwin brothers will have a new gig…

right2bright on July 2, 2013 at 9:58 AM

Why are these programs so insistent in portraying Christ as if he were born in Norway….

libfreeordie on July 2, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Lol – will future sequels lift material from the koran/book of mormon?

abobo on July 2, 2013 at 9:56 AM

The 15 second mini-series, “The archaeological finds of the Mormon religion”…and the 10 second mini-series “The acceptance of other faiths of the Koran”…

right2bright on July 2, 2013 at 10:01 AM

libfreeordie on July 2, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Why do you have a hard time believing that Christ was a White Middle Easterner?

You had no trouble at all labeling George Zimmerman a “White Hispanic”.

kingsjester on July 2, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Expect Satan to be a white haired old southern white guy… and every character who’s evil will get the same PC treatment..

There is no way NBC will play this straight, no chance they’ll stick to scripture. If there is a single NBC executive involved in this who’s an actual practicing Christian, I’d be amazed.

mark81150 on July 2, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Exactly, Jesus will look like an Occupy Wall Street protester, but with deep blue eyes…

right2bright on July 2, 2013 at 10:03 AM

So NBC is going to remake Life of Brian? Sorry, Monty Python had talent, NBC these past couple of decades, not so much.

rbj on July 2, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Why are these programs so insistent in portraying Christ as if he were born in Norway….
libfreeordie on July 2, 2013 at 9:59 AM

The series this thread is referring to, “The Bible”, did no such thing. You post was intended solely to troll.

tommyboy on July 2, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Why are these programs so insistent in portraying Christ as if he were born in Norway….

libfreeordie on July 2, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Please go cry somewhere else.

22044 on July 2, 2013 at 10:16 AM

such as the martial-arts angels that kicked butt in Sodom and Gomorrah, for instance.

Suddenly I have to see this.

Caiwyn on July 2, 2013 at 10:17 AM

They wanted to roll out a Golden Calf but it was damaged during Zero’s inauguration.

viking01 on July 2, 2013 at 9:43 AM

viking01:Lol,well,It must of been over-zealous Obama supporters,
taking turns riding it,haha!:

canopfor on July 2, 2013 at 10:18 AM

So NBC is going to remake Life of Brian? Sorry, Monty Python had talent, NBC these past couple of decades, not so much.

rbj on July 2, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Life of Brian was funny

22044 on July 2, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Since were on Bible-related:

Vatican miracle judges approve John Paul II for sainthood – @AFP

1 hour ago from http://www.asiaone.com by editor

canopfor on July 2, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Burnett and Downey tried to remain as faithful to the source material as possible, albeit not without some interesting flourishes — such as the martial-arts angels that kicked butt in Sodom and Gomorrah, for instance.

There were a lot more “flourishes” & un-”faithful”-ness than that, Ed.

For instance, in that scene, you couldn’t even tell that Sodom was being judged for homosexuality

Hollywood just can’t give us the straight Bible.
Pun intended.

itsnotaboutme on July 2, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Since were on Bible-related:

Vatican miracle judges approve John Paul II for sainthood – @AFP

canopfor on July 2, 2013 at 10:24 AM

What does that have to do with the Bible, my friend?

Saint = Christian = disciple. That’s Bible. :)

itsnotaboutme on July 2, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Since were on Bible-related:

Vatican miracle judges approve John Paul II for sainthood – @AFP

1 hour ago from http://www.asiaone.com by editor

canopfor on July 2, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Amen to that.

As a non-Catholic I’m still very much aware of how much JP II did to repel Soviet communism, Polish communism, the scourges of Nazism and the rot of Liberalism. What a tremendous ally he was to Ronaldus Magnus. There’s a book I was reading a couple months ago about Ronaldus Magnus and his strategies to win the Cold War starting with day one after Peanut Carter had left. One of the first allies with whom he met was John Paul II through envoys and top secret communications.

Freedom lost another ally recently with the passing of economist and Conservative thinker Kenneth Minogue. A great dissector and critic of Liberalism’s governmental and economic lunacies. He was eulogized in the commentary section of yesterday’s WSJ.

viking01 on July 2, 2013 at 10:33 AM

They wanted to roll out a Golden Calf but it was damaged during Zero’s inauguration.

viking01 on July 2, 2013 at 9:43 AM

They can still use his Greek columns.

Oldnuke on July 2, 2013 at 10:35 AM

See I think if a Bible was brought in the offices of NBC, there will be executives that would have to fee into the darker corners of the building.

Actually, this time Jesus (in Bible II) will look a lot like Obama. And I’m not joking on this one…or “The One”.

Oil Can on July 2, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Expect Satan to be a white haired old southern white guy… and every character who’s evil will get the same PC treatment..

mark81150 on July 2, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Robert byrd would be perfect then. Too bad he’s dead. Maybe AlGore could do it.

Oldnuke on July 2, 2013 at 10:39 AM

What could go wrong? When liberal leftwingers and the government get involved in a project it never ends well.

iamsaved on July 2, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Why are these programs so insistent in portraying Christ as if he were born in Norway….

libfreeordie on July 2, 2013 at 9:59 AM

You mean the Portuguese actor who was played Jesus in The Bible mini-series?

HarryBackside on July 2, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Why are these programs so insistent in portraying Christ as if he were born in Norway….

libfreeordie on July 2, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Hey they’re trying. Gotta give them credit they got the devil just right in the last one.

Oldnuke on July 2, 2013 at 10:42 AM

I really didn’t care for History Channel’s The Bible…bad acting, equally bad costume, way to breezy in some parts, and far too slow in others. And I gotta figure, any sequel would need to improve on those shortcomings. The history of Christianity’s growth from the time immediately after Christ’s resurrection and ascension to Heaven would be really interesting…and not without it’s controversial history either.

Since were on Bible-related:

Vatican miracle judges approve John Paul II for sainthood – @AFP

1 hour ago from http://www.asiaone.com by editor

canopfor on July 2, 2013 at 10:24 AM

JP2′s canonization has taken some time, as it usually does and should. He was beatified rather quickly, but getting that second miracle confirmed took some effort. IMO he deserves this recognition.

JetBoy on July 2, 2013 at 10:44 AM

As an addendum, when NBC executives believe that the Lord’s prayer starts with “Now I lay me down to sleep…” It cannot bode well.

iamsaved on July 2, 2013 at 10:45 AM

What could go wrong? When liberal leftwingers and the government get involved in a project it never ends well.

iamsaved on July 2, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Then Obama Jesus took what little healthcare there was and divided among the people. Incredibly there was now healthcare for 5,000 people.

Yeah, this is not going to go well.

Oil Can on July 2, 2013 at 10:46 AM

At the very least, this purchase by NBC demonstrates that Hollywood has ignored a very lucrative market for a long time, and maybe Hollywood has started to figure that out.

Or that they are willing to spend money on damage control by creating something that shows Christianity in a poor light. Maybe show how it lead to the crusades, inquisition and witch hunts. How it suppressed woman and homosexuals and how nations were forced to obey the church.

Dr. Frank Enstine on July 2, 2013 at 10:56 AM

They will need a new actor to play the Devil. NBC won’t allow another Obama look-alike in this position.

joecollins on July 2, 2013 at 10:59 AM

They will need a new actor to play the Devil. NBC won’t allow another Obama look-alike in this position.
joecollins on July 2, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Well, it shouldn’t be a problem because the only time Satan makes a personal appearance in this portion of the Bible he comes as a Red Dragon.

tommyboy on July 2, 2013 at 11:10 AM

They will need a new actor to play the Devil. NBC won’t allow another Obama look-alike in this position.

joecollins on July 2, 2013 at 10:59 AM

The actor himself, with no makeup, doesn’t look like Obama at all.

22044 on July 2, 2013 at 11:10 AM

I hear when somebody tries to recite the Lord’s Prayer in episode 2 some Marxist slime mold principal from SW Dallas (played by Angria Mitchell) tries to cut the microphone.

viking01 on July 2, 2013 at 11:14 AM

canopfor on July 2, 2013 at 10:24 AM

What does that have to do with the Bible, my friend?

Saint = Christian = disciple. That’s Bible. :)

itsnotaboutme on July 2, 2013 at 10:32 AM

itsnotaboutme:Hey,I’m just a Info-Gatherer Hunter:)

canopfor on July 2, 2013 at 11:16 AM

joecollins on July 2, 2013 at 10:59 AM

The actor himself, with no makeup, doesn’t look like Obama at all.

22044 on July 2, 2013 at 11:10 AM

22044:Exactly,to bolster your point,viola:)
===========================================

‘I was so surprised’: Moroccan Devil actor from television series The Bible laughs off Obama similarities as amusing ‘nonsense’

By James Nye and Associated Press

PUBLISHED: 15:06 GMT, 9 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:09 GMT, 9 April 2013
*****

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2306367/Moroccan-actor-The-Bible-thinks-Obama-Satan-similarities-amusing-nonsense.html

canopfor on July 2, 2013 at 11:21 AM

@seanmdav The collapse of the Tower of Siloam was an inside job. #NBCBibleChanges

Heh.

tetriskid on July 2, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Another Bible series that was extremely well done and interesting: Kings.

Find it here. Worth watching. I was disappointed that they had to end it.

Prufrock on July 2, 2013 at 12:04 PM

IIRC the History Channel’s series went through St. John of Patmos writing Revelation. Unless NBC has discovered new scripture where will the sequel go?

xkaydet65 on July 2, 2013 at 12:17 PM

What will the History Channel call it? Perhaps The Bible II Satan Strikes Back? That will set up The Bible III The Return of Christ.

simkeith on July 2, 2013 at 12:20 PM

I watched a few episodes of The Bible show on History. I thought it was okay.

Most odd to me was that some Christians criticized it.

I have to complain about this for a moment or two. Christians should be happy that a reasonably respectable show about Jesus and other biblical characters aired across America and was pretty faithful to the biblical text, but no, they are not.

The series was not, in some Christians’ view, hard core enough, and they nit pick at the show to the point they would disagree with my assessment that the show was “faithful to the text.”

For example. Jesus is referred to as a “leader” on one of the promos, or in the show itself, which is not good, according to the nit picky Christian critics.

They want explicit declarations of Jesus’ deity and savior status in each and every frame of the show, and to call him a “leader” is considered anti biblical or downplaying Christ’s deity, or something. You have to be kidding me.

That is one reason so many Christian movies by Christians are wooden and lame – because at some point, a Christian character has to stop mid-scene to do what feels like an awkward, forced, explicit explanation of the Gospel to another character: tell the un-saved guy that he needs Jesus as his savior to save him from his sins and going to Hell.

To expect that one Gospel presentation in every film, or every scene of a show about the Bible is, IMO, ridiculous.

It sort of reminds me of the heaps of criticism the Mel Gibson movie “The Passion” got from Christians. Is Gibson a bit of a crack pot? Yes. That doesn’t mean the movie was un-biblical.

Some Christians (Baptists and Protestants) were upset because Gibson belongs to some branch of Roman Catholicism.

I don’t agree with all Catholic teaching myself, but these Christians were bound and determined to read Catholic doctrinal conspiracy into every frame, so they wanted to dismiss the whole thing.

I just find it so annoying that any time a new Christian movie or show about Jesus or the Bible is made, you have these grouchy “Statler and Waldorf” (Muppet show reference) critics who nit pick and dismiss them for not being “biblical” enough or what not.

It’s like absolutely no presentation of the Gospel or the Bible will meet their standards, ever. They should be happy with what they get, but no, all they do is complain.

TigerPaw on July 2, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Mel Brooks from “History of the World, Part II.

kingsjester on July 2, 2013 at 9:27 AM

The Last supper scene…

Go away! Jesus! Yes? What? What? Jesus! What? What?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3kcnm2THXI

oryguncon on July 2, 2013 at 12:44 PM

I’m still boycotting NBC.

Iblis on July 2, 2013 at 1:16 PM

There are a lot of compelling stories and narratives in the history of the Church after the end of the Bible – lives of the saints, Constantine, creation of the New Testament canons, Ecumenical Councils, etc. etc. (This isn’t even mentioning what is still in the Bible, with Paul’s travels, etc.) However, I don’t expect “Beyond the Bible” to have any relation to any of these – I’d expect something more along the lines of “Conversations with God” *sigh*

Katja on July 2, 2013 at 1:17 PM

It’ll be all about how all the first Christians were gay socialists.

Akzed on July 2, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Check it out.

“No beach for you!”

Akzed on July 2, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Why are these programs so insistent in portraying Christ as if he were born in Norway….

libfreeordie on July 2, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Doesn’t your perfesser’s union know that Middle Eastern folks are classified as “Caucasian”?

Nutstuyu on July 2, 2013 at 1:23 PM

@seanmdav The collapse of the Tower of Siloam was an inside job. #NBCBibleChanges

Heh.

tetriskid on July 2, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Probably the sequester blocked the funds to repair it.

Nutstuyu on July 2, 2013 at 1:24 PM

“Beyond the Bible” has a decidedly bad ring to it. Hopefully this sequel will be better than the AD sequel to JoN.

paul1149 on July 2, 2013 at 3:42 PM

I just find it so annoying that any time a new Christian movie or show about Jesus or the Bible is made, you have these grouchy “Statler and Waldorf” (Muppet show reference) critics who nit pick and dismiss them for not being “biblical” enough or what not.

TigerPaw on July 2, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Oh, that wasn’t Benson and Hedges?

You make some good points. We Christians just can’t seem to get our religiosity out of the way and portray real people living in real situations, but you gotta admit, just as many of the posters imply, the secularists can’t seem to imagine anyone not coming from a modern Western mindset.

But, hey, it beats Dancing With The Stars.

Cleombrotus on July 2, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Mary Magdalene will be a transvestite … whom Jesus has a physical relationship with.

Carnac on July 2, 2013 at 3:47 PM

I just find it so annoying that any time a new Christian movie or show about Jesus or the Bible is made, you have these grouchy “Statler and Waldorf” (Muppet show reference) critics who nit pick and dismiss them for not being “biblical” enough or what not.

TigerPaw on July 2, 2013 at 12:30 PM

I just find it so annoying that any time someone stands up for being faithful to God’s word, you have these grouchy “Statler and Waldorf” (Muppet show reference) critics who nit pick and dismiss them for being “biblical”.

Seriously, why not just portray the Bible according to the Bible?

It can be done.
Even a nut case like Mel Gibson got much, much closer to being entirely Biblically accurate than Burnett & Downey.

itsnotaboutme on July 2, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Why are these programs so insistent in portraying Christ as if he were born in Norway….

libfreeordie on July 2, 2013 at 9:59 AM

I don’t know. They’re written by your people, not mine.

Squiggy on July 3, 2013 at 5:00 AM