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Genre  Biblical drama
Country of origin  United States
Final episode date  21 June 2015
Cast  Juan Pablo Di Pace
7.3/10 IMDb

8.6/10 TV

Based on  The New Testament
First episode date  5 April 2015
Network  NBC
Executive producers  Mark Burnett, Roma Downey
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Created by  Roma Downey Mark Burnett
Directed by  Ciaran Donnelly Tony Mitchell Brian Kelly Rob Evans Paul Wilmshurst
Starring  Juan Pablo Di Pace Adam Levy Chipo Chung Babou Ceesay Emmett J. Scanlan Will Thorp
Similar  The Bible, Jesus of Nazareth, Peter and Paul, Mysteries of the Bible, The Passion

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A.D. The Bible Continues is a television miniseries, based on the Bible, and a sequel to the 2013 miniseries, The Bible. It is produced by Roma Downey, Mark Burnett, and Richard Bedser. The limited series began airing on NBC on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015, in twelve weekly one-hour episodes. The story takes place immediately after the events of The Bible miniseries, beginning with the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, and continues with the first ten chapters of the Acts of the Apostles. On July 3, 2015, NBC cancelled A.D. The Bible Continues after one season. However, producers Burnett and Downey plan future biblical productions on their OTT digital channel.



  • Juan Pablo Di Pace as Jesus
  • Adam Levy as Peter
  • Richard Coyle as Caiaphas
  • Vincent Regan as Pontius Pilate
  • James Callis as Herod Antipas
  • Greta Scacchi as Mother Mary
  • Babou Ceesay as John
  • Chipo Chung as Mary Magdalene
  • Will Thorp as Cornelius the Centurion
  • Emmett J. Scanlan as Saul of Tarsus
  • Jodhi May as Leah, wife of Caiaphas
  • Joanne Whalley as Claudia, wife of Pontius Pilate
  • Ken Bones as Annas
  • Kevin Doyle as Joseph of Arimathea
  • Helen Daniels as Maya, daughter of Peter
  • Fraser Ayers as Simon the Zealot
  • Andrew Gower as Caligula
  • Claire Cooper as Herodias
  • Chris Brazier as Reuben
  • Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson as Thomas
  • Kenneth Collard as Barnabas
  • Pedro Lloyd Gardiner as Matthew
  • Denver Isaac as James brother of John
  • George Georgiou as Boaz
  • Farzana Dua Elahe as Saint Joanna
  • Joe Dixon as Philip
  • Jim Sturgeon as Chuza
  • Marama Corlett as Tabitha
  • Alastair Mackenzie as James the Just
  • Kenneth Cranham as Tiberius
  • Reece Ritchie as Stephen
  • Stephen Walters as Simon the Sorcerer
  • Michael Peluso as Herod Agrippa
  • Struan Rodger as Gamaliel
  • Nicholas Sidi as Ananias of Damascus
  • Peter De Jersey as Ananias, husband of Sapphira
  • Indra Ové as Sapphira
  • Colin Salmon as Gabra the Ethopian
  • Francis Magee as Levi, the leader of the Zealots
  • John Benfield as Yitzhak, student of Simon the Sorcerer
  • John Ioannou as Melek, a healed cripple
  • Lex Shrapnel as Jonathan, son of Annas
  • Development

    On December 17, 2013, it was announced that there would be a follow-up miniseries to The Bible in 2015.

    In anticipation of the global event, a number of companion materials were released in an effort by Palam Fidelis Publishing to engage thoughtful, religious discussion by offering "Family Discussion Guides" for each episode.


    The show premiered on Easter Sunday 2015 on NBC to 9.7 million viewers. It averaged 6.5 million viewers across 12 episodes on NBC.

    A.D.: The Bible Continues has received mixed reviews from critics. On the aggregate website Metacritic, eleven critics have given it a score of 55 out of 100, based on "mixed or average reviews". On Rotten Tomatoes, the miniseries received a 58% score based on twelve reviews (seven positive and five negative). The Rotten Tomatoes consensus summary states, "Attempts to offer a fresh look at a traditional tale notwithstanding, A.D.: The Bible Continues doesn't do enough to set itself apart from its many predecessors." Viewers tended to be more favorable, with over 80% of viewers liking the series; with an average rating of 4 out 5.

    In Australia, the series premiered on July 5, 2015 on the Nine Network, as A.D. Kingdom and Empire. It premiered to 472,000 viewers, losing 828,000 viewers from its 60 Minutes lead-in.


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