- Category: Television
- Created: Thursday, 06 November 2014 23:43
- Published: Friday, 07 November 2014 07:40
- Written by Lupe R Haas
Argentinean actor Juan Pablo di Pace is Jesus in the new NBC series, A.D., a 12-week television event produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. See images from A.D., a follow up to the 2013 ratings blockbuster miniseries The Bible, which garnered over 100 million US viewers.
Di Pace is best known for his portrayal of Petros in the hit film Mamma Mia, along with award-winning theater work in London and Spain and his recurring role on the NBC show Camp. In time for the Easter holiday, A.D. premieres on Easter Sunday on April 5th.
A.D. chronicles the beginning moments of the birth of the church picking up where the smash hit, The Bible, left off. A.D. follows the first ten chapters of the Book of Acts exploring the aftermath of Christ's death and its profound impact on his disciples, his mother Mary, and key political and religious leaders of the era, an impact that would completely change the world. A.D. will take its audience from the intense sorrow of Christ's ultimate sacrifice to the awe-inspiring wonder of the Resurrection and deep into his disciples’ struggle to survive against opposition from every side as they continued to share his message of love with everyone, everywhere.
The series includes compelling context around the Biblical text, focusing initially on the Book of Acts while integrating dramatic history to help tell the full story of the people and their era. The audience will enter the world of the Apostles, of Pilate, Caiaphas, Herod Antipas and others, all from their own points of view. Each episode aims to bring the Biblical world to life in all of its grit and glory.
Premiering on NBC beginning Easter Sunday 2015 (April 5th), families will be able to tune in to watch A.D. unfold for 12 consecutive Sundays culminating with the finale of season 1 on June 21st.
Images: Joe Alblas/LightWorkers Media/NBC