Fox is the latest network to have found God. The broadcaster is developing Nazareth, a drama that follows Jesus' lesser-known formative years.
David Franzoni (Gladiator, Amistad) is writing the project, which is the latest entrant in TV's recent religious and spiritual programming boom. Inspired by the success of History's The Bible, NBC (A.D.: Beyond the Bible), CBS (The Dovekeepers), WGN America, OWN and CNN all have religious programs in the works. Like Nazareth, Lifetime's The One also tackles Jesus' youth.
Bob Cooper, Jamie Campbell, Joel Wilson and Franzoni are executive producers. Nazareth comes from Landscape Entertainment, which has a deal with Fox to develop event programming for the network. This is the first production from that deal. FX Productions and Entertainment One Television are the studios involved.