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Jane Root’s Nutopia to revisit the life of Jesus for History Channel

A+E Networks-owned channel History is preparing an eight-part event series from Jane Root’s London-headquartered prodco Nutopia that will explore the life and times of Jesus Christ. In Jesus: His Life, each episode is told through ...
January 18, 2019

A+E Networks-owned channel History is preparing an eight-part event series from Jane Root’s London-headquartered prodco Nutopia that will explore the life and times of Jesus Christ.

In Jesus: His Life, each episode is told through the perspective of different biblical figures who played a critical role in Jesus’ life, including Joseph, John the Baptist, Mary Mother of Jesus, Caiaphas, Judas Iscariot, Pontius Pilate, Mary Magdalene and Peter.

Each figure takes a turn guiding viewers through the story of Jesus, through his birth, death and resurrection, all conveyed via scripted drama recreations, and interviews with prominent religious and historical experts.

The series weaves together the canonical Gospels, historical sources and cultural context to create a complete portrait of Jesus and his journey through a complex world of kings, politicians, reformers and soldiers.

The project consulted with an assortment of scholars, faith leaders and theologians from across the ideological spectrum to provide a comprehensive picture of the times in which Jesus lived.

Nutopia’s Jane Root and Ben Goold serve as executive producers on the series, alongside History’s Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue and Evan Lerner. Joel Osteen also serves as executive producer.

A+E Networks holds exclusive worldwide distribution rights for Jesus: His Life.

Jesus: His Life premieres two episodes back-to-back weekly beginning March 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

 

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