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'Bible' Series Sequel Planned; Movie Set for Fall Release

Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 11:52 AM

By Christiana Lilly

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Fans of “The Bible” miniseries now have a movie to look forward to.

Producer Mark Burnett announced Monday that he has produced a movie that condenses the 10-part series chronicling the Old and New Testaments on the History channel, Entertainment Weekly reports.

“We’ve already done it. It’s just a matter of choosing exactly [how to release it],” Burnett told reporters at an NBCUniversal event.

The film is scheduled for release this fall and will focus more on the resurrection of Jesus Christ, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The ambitious producer also revealed that a follow-up to “The Bible” is in the works for release in more than a year; he’s looking through script proposals now.

“Clearly we are people of faith, so it’s not a show to us. And to all those people who rolled our eyes at us three years ago and said, ‘No one is going to watch the Bible on TV,’ we’re glad they were wrong, and we feel blessed,” he said.

The 10-part History Channel miniseries chronicled the stories of The Bible throughout Lent, ending the series on Easter Sunday with 11.7 million viewers. Burnett, who also produces “The Voice” and “Survivor,” worked on the series with his actress wife Roma Downey.

“The Bible” is the fastest selling miniseries of all time -- DVDs projected to sell in a year were sold out in just six days, Burnett said.

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