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History Channel Orders Bible Miniseries from Mark Burnett

The History Channel has greenlit production on a docudrama based on The Bible, the network announced Tuesday. From producer Mark Burnett — the man behind The Voice, Survivor and The Apprentice, among others — The Bible will be a five-part, 10-hour miniseries that will tell the story...

Natalie Abrams
Natalie Abrams

The History Channel has greenlit production on a docudrama based on The Bible, the network announced Tuesday.

From producer Mark Burnett — the man behind The Voice, Survivor and The Apprentice, among others — The Bible will be a five-part, 10-hour miniseries that will tell the story from Genesis to Revelation, and featuring the tales of Noah's Ark, the Exodus and the crucifixion of Jesus.

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"The Bible is a sacred text that continues to challenge and inspire," Burnett said in a statement. "We've been working on this project for the past two years and are deeply humbled to be given this once in a generation opportunity to breathe new visual life into The Bible's profound stories. The Bible gives meaning and purpose to billions of people around the world, and sparks the curiosity of millions more."

The miniseries is set to premiere in 2013.