The Bible

NBC has given the official green light to Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's sequel to their hit History Channel miniseries The Bible.

A.D. will be a 12-part miniseries and will likely premiere in spring 2015. "Last year when Mark Burnett was launching The Bible on cable, I told him, without hesitation, that if he wanted to tell more of the story, we'd love to do it at NBC," NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. "We are firmly in the 'event' business and nothing has more event potential than A.D. as it continues immediately after the The Bible ended."

25 totally unnecessary spin-offs

A.D. will be written by Simon Block (The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall).

NBC just picked a four-hour miniseries adaptation of Rosemary's Baby last week. Burnett and his wife and producing partner Downey are also working on a second miniseries, The Dovekeepers, for CBS.

Are you excited for A.D.?