Pope Francis blesses the actor who is playing Jesus in Ben-Hur

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Remember how Russell Crowe and Darren Aronofsky tried to get a blessing from Pope Francis during the run-up to the release of Noah last year? And how there was some confusion as to whether or not they did, in fact, get to meet the Pope in the end?

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Watch: The first episode of digital talk show Beyond A.D.

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NBC posted the first episode of Beyond A.D. this morning. Running 39 minutes, the talk show features producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey (and NFL superstar Kurt Warner, for some reason) discussing the first episode of A.D. The Bible Continues, which aired last week, and the second episode, which airs tonight. It also features a musical performance by Israel Houghton. Check it out below the jump.

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Watch: Seventeen new videos for A.D. The Bible Continues, including cast interviews, episode previews and a sneak peek of the digital-series spin-off Beyond A.D.

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One episode down, eleven to go! With A.D. The Bible Continues now airing on Sunday nights, the producers and the network are continuing to put out new videos to promote the series, ranging from a 30-second TV spot to a weekly half-hour talk show — Beyond A.D. — that will begin streaming on the NBC website this Sunday.

You can check out the most recent batch of videos below the jump.

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Watch: New trailers, character profiles and more for A.D. The Bible Continues

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One day to go until the premiere of A.D. The Bible Continues. The producers have released a brand new trailer featuring scenes from across the entire series, as well as several new character profiles and more. Check ’em out below the jump.

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Ben-Hur begins its four-month shoot at Cinecitta Studios

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Timur Bekmambetov’s remake of Ben-Hur has apparently finished shooting exteriors in southern Italy and has now moved on to the next phase of its production: a four-month shoot at Cinecitta Studios in Rome. This is the same studio where the famous 1959 version of the story starring Charlton Heston was shot.

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Exclusive: Mark Burnett and Roma Downey on “resetting” their take on the Bible in A.D.: The Bible Continues

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The Bible was a huge success when it aired on the History Channel two years ago, and it was a huge hit again when it came out on DVD. It was even spun off into a big-screen movie, Son of God, that raked in $67.8 million worldwide despite having no marquee names and consisting almost entirely of footage recycled from the TV show.

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