Producers of 'A.D. The Bible Continues' sit with NewsCenter 16

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From the people who brought you NBC's "The Voice" and the epic History Channel miniseries "The Bible," comes a new television event: "A.D. the Bible Continues."

Hollywood producer Mark Burnett and his wife, "Touched by an Angel" star Roma Downey, were at Notre Dame in February for a special screening of episode one.

The couple is eager for fans to see the finished product which they describe as "'The Bible' meets 'House of Cards' meets 'Game of Thrones.'"

The story starts with the crucifixion of Jesus, and covers the first ten chapters of the book of Acts.

Filmed in Morocco with a massive cast and crew, "A.D. The Bible Continues" creators sought to capture the grit of the times with the epic stories woven throughout the Bible.

“But also bringing the Bible story to the screen brings with it a responsibility and we certainly take that very seriously. We worked with scholars and Bible advisers and pastors, priests to make sure we told the story accurately and authentically, and then we pulled from the historian Josephis and other historians at the time to tell the story as authentically as we can.”

The 12-part series starts Easter Sunday on WNDU/NBC.