Juan Pablo Di Pace cast as Jesus in new “Bible” sequel

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Good Friday, a day regarded as one of the most solemn occasions in the Christian faith commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and this Easter Sunday NBC will premiere it’s newest series, ‘A.D. The Bible Continues’…exploring the aftermath of events following the Crucifixion.

Juan Pablo Di Pace who plays the role of Jesus, shared more about his iconic portrayal as the Son of God.

To learn more about the show visit NBC.com.

“A.D. The Bible Continues”

From executive producers Roma Downey (“The Bible”) and Mark Burnett (“The Bible,” “The Voice”) comes an uplifting spiritual journey through the later chapters of biblical history. “A.D. The Bible Continues” picks up where the smash hit miniseries “The Bible” left off continuing the greatest story ever told and exploring the exciting and inspiring events that followed the Crucifixion of Christ.

The immediate aftermath of Christ’s death had a massive impact on his disciples, his mother Mary, and key political and religious leaders of the era, completely altering the entire world in an instant. Beginning at that fateful moment of the Crucifixion and the Resurrection, “A.D. The Bible Continues” will focus on the disciples who had to go forward and spread the teachings of Christ to a world dominated by political unrest and the start of a whole new religion that would dramatically reshape the history of the world.

Jesus (Juan Pablo Di Pace) dies on the cross at the hands of the Romans, deserted by even his most loyal of followers. Peter (Adam Levy) and the disciples are hunted by Temple authorities led by High Priest Caiaphas (Richard Coyle) and Roman soldiers under orders from Governor Pontius Pilate (Vincent Regan). For the tiny band of followers, every day is a fight for survival, and their mission to spread the word to the world seems impossible.

Yet, they have hope and soon they have power: the amazing miracle of the Resurrection, and the shocking arrival of the Holy Spirit upon them all at Pentecost enables them to inspire more and more people to join. The growing church brings challenges for Peter, John (Babou Alieu Ceesay) and Mary Magdalene (Chipo Chung), and they are pushed to the limit, facing trials and imprisonments, persecutions and punishments, while trying to understand the God-given power granted to them as they transition from the sorrow of Christ’s ultimate sacrifice to the awe-inspiring wonder of the Resurrection and beyond.

Richard Bedser serves as executive producer alongside Downey and Burnett. “A.D.” is a production of LightWorkers Media.

 

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