ACCLAIMED MINI-SERIES THE BIBLE COMES TO CHANNEL 5

08-Apr-2013
Contact: Amy Vickery 020 8612 7699

Channel 5 announced today that the US phenomenon mini-series The Bible would be coming to the channel in Winter 2013.

 

From Executive Producers Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel) and Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor, Shark Tank, The Apprentice) comes THE BIBLE — the Emmy® nominated, epic 5-part, 10-hour mini-series which combines one of the greatest collections of stories ever assembled with live action and state-of-the-art CGI.

 

The series is narrated by BAFTA nominated actor Robert Powell (Jesus of Nazareth, Holby City, The Detectives) and features a musical score by the world renowned Grammy and Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer. The series became the number one cable entertainment telecast of the year in the US, top-selling TV-to-disc title of the past two years and went on to garner three Emmy Award nominations.

 

From Genesis to Revelation, The Bible features some of the most famous stories ever written and some of the most iconic characters from Noah’s Ark and the Exodus to Daniel in the Lion’s Den and the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.

 

Marie-Claire Dunlop, Acquisitions & Channel Manager Channel 5 said “The show has been nothing short of a sensation, watched by millions of people in the states. To have it on Channel 5 is incredibly exciting - these are stories that can’t fail to draw you in.”

 

"Channel 5 has a long history of bringing the most compelling series to the UK audience. We think 5 is the perfect home for The Bible and look forward to the show drawing a huge audience like it has in the US and around the world", said C. Scot Cru, SVP of International at Burnett's One Three Media who distributes the series and brokered the deal with Dunlop.

 

THE BIBLE series is being produced for HISTORY by Lightworkers Media and Hearst Entertainment & Syndication. Executive Producers are Roma Downey, Mark Burnett and Richard Bedser. Executive Producers for HISTORY are Dirk Hoogstra and Julian P. Hobbs.

 

For more PR information please contact Amy Vickery / 020 8612 7699 / amy.vickery@outside-org.co.uk

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