'The Bible' miniseries to get sequel
Los Angeles: 'The Bible' is getting a sequel.
U.S. television network NBC said on Monday that it will produce a follow-up to the History Channel's popular miniseries 'The Bible', which topped ratings when it premiered in March.
The sequel, which does not have an expected air or production date, has the working title 'A.D.: Beyond the Bible', picks up in the time following Jesus Christ's death.
It is the first announced project of Comcast Corp-owned NBC's long-from programming initiative.
The History Channel's miniseries drew strong ratings for a cable program. It averaged 11.4 million viewers over its 10 episodes and its March 3 premiere episode was watched by 13.1 million, which beat all broadcast TV programs on that day.
The series averaged about 11 million viewers per episode.
'The Bible' miniseries was created by husband-and-wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.
The History Channel is owned by Walt Disney Co and privately held Hearst Corp.
most watched right now
Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 351.61 points up to stand at 22,628.84. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 104.10 points up to stand at 6,779.40. Apollo Tyres and Crompton Greaves Ltd. were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.64% and 6.88% along with IRB Infrastructure Develope... More Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 351.61 points up to stand at 22,628.84. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 104.10 points up to stand at 6,779.40. Apollo Tyres and Crompton Greaves Ltd. were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.64% and 6.88% along with IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd. and Oriental Bank with an increase of 5.75% and 5.70% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include MCX and Future Retail with a decrease of 3.36% and 2.55% along with Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. with a decrease of 1.91% and 1.87% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 297.32 points at 13,494.62 while the banking sector is up 255.43 points at 14,625.65 and the realty sector is up 40.59 points at 1,492.84. The Indian currency is down 0.02% at Rs 60.37 per dollar.
Date 16 hrs ago, Duration 3:13, Views 58