“Channel 9 will be premiering The Bible, the new 10-part docu-drama television series from Survivor producer Mark Burnett, in a double episode from Tuesday, July 16, at 9.00pm.
Channel 9 have brought forward the screening to next week which only allows a small window of time for us to create significant awareness around this free to air screening.
Following is the Channel Nine Media Release, further information can be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org or from Channel 9 publicity on (02) 9965 2727.
The Bible, which features captivating stories from the Book of Genesis to the Book of Revelation, is the number one new cable program of 2013 in the USA, where 13 million viewers watched the premiere.
Covering the Old and New Testament, The Bible showcases some of the greatest stories ever told and combines spectacular action and breathtaking vision against the backdrop of a powerful score by the Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer, Hans Zimmer.
The Bible, which begins with Noah aboard the ark, tells the story of Moses; Joshua invading and conquering Jericho; Delilah’s betrayal of Samson; Samuel anointing Saul as King; Daniel in the lions’ den; the birth of Jesus; the betrayal of Jesus by Judas; the Last Supper; and the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Mark Burnett, who is also the man behind The Apprentice and the American version ofThe Voice, assembled an outstanding international cast for The Bible – led by his Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress wife Roma Downey (the co-eaxecutive producer) who plays Mother Mary. Joining Downey are Portuguese TV star Diogo Morgado as Jesus, and an array of acclaimed UK-based actors including Sean Teale (Skins), David Rintoul (The Iron Lady, My Week with Marilyn), Amber Rose Revah (The Borgias), Peter Guinness (a veteran film/theatre actor), Greg Hicks (famous Shakespearean actor) and Simon Kunz (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Parent Trap, Match Point).
The Bible is narrated by Keith David, winner of two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Voice Over for The War and Unforgiveable: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson.
The scope and scale of this biblical series, teamed with some of the greatest stories ever written, exotic locations and striking special effects, promises to capture television audiences around Australia.
THE BIBLE: PREMIERES TUESDAY, JULY 16, AT 9.00PM ON NINE