From one controversial project ("The Kennedys") to the next, the History Channel has greenlit a production of the Bible by Mark Burnett -- whom you know to be a pretty good producer, of reality shows. Yes, this could be tricky; airs in 2013 over 10 hours. Here's what THC said in the news release:
"Using up-to-the-minute production techniques, The Bible series promises to be landmark television programming, combining unforgettable stories with live action and state-of-the-art computer-generated imagery (CGI). From Genesis to Revelation, HISTORY will illuminate The Bible with revealing insights into the life and times of some of its most iconic characters. It will feature some of the most famous stories ever written from Noah’s Ark and the Exodus to Daniel in the Lion’s Den to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. The Bible continues to be the best-selling book in America every year and last year alone, more than 25 million copies were sold.
"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."