Newsbites: The religious TV shows in development issue!

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Three quick items about TV shows with a religious hook that are now in development.

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Watch: New TV spots and featurettes give Miracles from Heaven an Easter-themed push

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Easter is coming up this weekend, but the biggest “faith-based” movie at the box office isn’t one of the two Bible movies out there — instead, it’s Miracles from Heaven, which tells the story of a girl who was healed of a rare digestive disorder. The studio has released some new videos to promote the film as it enters its second week.

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Review: Miracles from Heaven (dir. Patricia Riggen, 2016)

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Most of my energy over the last few weeks has gone towards writing about various Bible-themed productions — Risen, The Young Messiah, Of Kings and Prophets, Ben-Hur, even the upcoming The Passion Live — but I figured I’d take a moment to say a few words about Miracles from Heaven, which opened on Wednesday.

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Watch: A new clip from Miracles from Heaven, a couple new ads, and a featurette on Third Day’s worship band

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Of the making of “faith-based” films, there is no end. While this blog’s primary focus right now is the Bible-themed productions premiering this week, another, more contemporary film — Miracles from Heaven — opens next week Wednesday, and the studio has released a few more videos to drum up interest in their movie.

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