I couldn't help laughing at this news report.
[Mark Burnett] and his wife, actress Roma Downey, are producing the 10-part docudrama The Bible for the History Channel.
It’s set to air in 2013, History Channel President Nancy Dubuc said last week.
The series will combine live action with computer-generated imagery to retell stories ranging from Noah and the Ark to the Exodus to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. Shooting is planned for the Middle East and elsewhere.
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The cable channel, which has done religious-focused projects since it made its debut, was looking for a worthy follow to the 12-hour series America: The Story of Us, Dubuc said.
For a new generation, The Bible provides a way to visit the work "in a visual and entertaining way" that may encourage viewers to seek more information, she said.
The project also has global appeal, of value to the network and its 150-country reach, Dubuc said.
The Bible is among the channel’s biggest ventures, she said, declining to detail the budget.
There's more at the link.
Given the sort of programs the History Channel has broadcast for several years now (which is why I stopped watching it), I think we're going to see the Bible portrayed in a whole new light. There'll be aliens in the Garden of Eden (including the snake, who'll turn out to be some sort of elongated extraterrestrial visitor); UFO's will cause the collapse of the walls of Jericho; Jonah won't be swallowed by a 'great fish', but instead pursued by sharks with laser beams on their heads; and Hitler will turn out to have been the reincarnation of a priest of Dagon who died in the temple pulled down by Samson!