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Jesus Gets His Own Miniseries

Following the ratings success of “The Bible” miniseries, hopes are high that a new minseries already in production, called “Jesus of Nazareth,” will soon find a U.S. network to air it. The new film is not a remake of the classic Franco Zeffirelli miniseries (the best Jesus film ever made, in my opinion), but will be its own entity. It’s being written and produced by Michael Landon Jr. and Brian Bird. The role of Jesus has not yet been cast.

The Hollywood Reporter has the exclusive full story.

EXCERPT:

Landon says their version “will be traditional in the sense we’re going to stay true to the gospel, but it won’t be traditional in the sense that our version is actually gong to be made for the skeptic, not the believer.”

Says Bird: “We’re not looking to cause controversy to anybody. What we hope to do will be orthodox and faithful to the gospel and pleasing to whoever sees it. The idea of helping skeptics see Christ in a different way than they’ve ever seen him before, that’s not going to upset the choir.”

Adds Landon: “We’re going to be faithful to our favorite book of all time.”

Read the whole story.

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About Tony Rossi

After graduating from St. John's University in New York with degrees in Communications and English, Tony Rossi found a job at the Catholic media organization, The Christophers, that allowed him to indulge his interest in religion, media, and pop culture. He served as The Christophers' TV producer for 11 years, and is currently the host and producer of the organization's radio show/podcast Christopher Closeup, writer and editor of their syndicated Light One Candle column, and producer/scriptwriter of the annual Christopher Awards ceremony.


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