Peter Meets Jesus in History's 'The Bible'


As History Channel's The Bible miniseries rolls into the New Testament next week, viewers finally get to see Jesus and the apostles.

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The Bible has brought to life some of the more well-known tales from the Old Testament, including David and Goliath, Noah's Ark, the Exodus and Daniel in the Lion's Den.

While they didn't cover the entire Bible from cover to cover, producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett say that the series is more focused on personal stories.

"We chose less stories, but they had a resonant emotional connection," said Mark.

One part of the story that actor Darwin Shaw hopes to communicate to audiences is that Jesus and the apostles were revolutionaries of their day -- all in their early thirties.

"Our part of the story is a bit like a road movie," said Darwin, who plays the apostle Peter. "You have a bunch of guys with this inspirational, amazing man."

Shot in Morocco, the series is narrated by Emmy winner Keith David with a musical score by Oscar winner Hans Zimmer, also stars Downey as Mother Mary and includes Paul Brightwell, Greg Hicks, Sebastian Knapp, Amber Rose Revah, Greg Hicks and Simon Kunz.