History's 'Bible' Miniseries From Mark Burnett to Debut in March


"Survivor" producer Mark Burnett is battling his former business manager over about $70 million.

History Channel's The Bible from Mark Burnett has finally set a premiere date. The 10-hour, five-part miniseries will launch Sunday, March 3 at 8 p.m.

The Bible, featuring live-action and CGI, will be narrated by Emmy winner Keith David and will feature a musical score by Oscar winner Hans Zimmer.

THR reported in March 2011 that Burnett -- along with his wife Roma Downey -- and the cable network, on a high following the success of six-hour miniseries Hatfields & McCoys, were teaming on the project.

Downey will play Mother Mary in The Bible, which brings to life the stories in the tome, including Noah's Ark, the Exodus, Daniel in the Lion's Den and the crucifixion/resurrection of Jesus. Others in the cast include Sean Teale, David Rintoul, Amber Rose Revah, Peter Guinness, Greg Hicks and Simon Kunz.

Following its run on television, The Bible will be released on Blu-ray and DVD in April.

Executive producers are Burnett, Downey, Richard Bedser, Dirk Hoogstra and Julian P. Hobbs.

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