Biblical trend continues as A.D films in Morocco
The apparent zeitgeist for films and TV shows with a Biblical theme seems set to continue as AD: Beyond the Bible gears up for filming in Morocco.
The series is NBC's follow-up to The Bible, the Emmy-nominated, ten hour mini-series which aired last year on the History channel. The show was a huge hit for the network, with the first episode pulling in nearly 11 million viewers. Parts of the series were also adapted as a feature film which had the cinematic release title Son of God.
As with The Bible, A.D comes from husband and wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey (pictured) and their faith-based production company LightWorkers Media.
The drama is the latest in a long line of productions with a Biblical or religious subject, such as recent blockbusters such as Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings (a follow-up, David, is already in the works) and Darren Aronofksy’s Noah. In fact, Burnett and Downey have also boarded MGM-Paramount’s forthcoming remake of Ben-Hur as producers.
For more on filming in Morocco, go to our production guide.
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