The Bible

On May 24, 2011, Downey and husband Mark Burnett announced they were producing a 10-hour docudrama for the History channel, The Bible, based on stories from the Biblescheduled to air in 2013. Downey and Burnett wanted to stay as true to the content in the Bible as possible so they put together a wide variety of pastors and academics to review the script and filming. For example, they worked with Pastors Joel Osteen and Rick Warren and academics such as Craig A. Evans and Mark Goodacre.[14]  As of March 25, 2013, The Bible series has been watched by over 80 million viewers during its first three installments.[15] The show has been the number one downloaded TV show in iTunes and ranked number 2 on Amazon's best sellers in movies and TV.[15] 

It is Downey and Burnett's first such collaboration as producers. Downey is playing the role of Mother Mary, the mother of Jesus in the later stages of his life.[15]

Son of God (film) : Son of God is a 2014 American epic biblical drama film based on Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's ten-hour miniseries The Bible. The film will feature selections of the miniseries as well as deleted scenes not featured during the telecast.[1] ...As a stand-alone film, Son of God will explore the life of Jesus Christ from his birth through the resurrection."

‘The Bible’ producers Mark Burnett, Roma Downey ‘cast out’ Satan from ‘Son of God’ after Obama controversy: "The Satan character (pictured) from ‘The Bible’ has been written out of ‘Son of God,’ after sparking controversy over the actor’s resemblance to President Obama last year. Resist the devil, and he won’t cause any more presidential controversy. The producers of History Channel's miniseries "The Bible" decided not to include Satan in their upcoming biblical film "Son of God," after the evil character sparked controversy over the actor's resemblance to President Obama. Roma Downey, who acted in the "Bible" miniseries and is producing the film alongside her husband Mark Burnett, said that the Obama comparison was a "distraction" from the History Channel series' success. ...

        At the time, the "Touched By An Angel" actress issued a statement denouncing the comparison. RELATED: NBC ACQUIRES ‘THE BIBLE’ SEQUEL "Both Mark and I have nothing but respect and love our President, who is a fellow Christian," she said. "False statements such as these are just designed as a foolish distraction to try and discredit the beauty of the story of `The Bible.'" .

      ".. hits theaters on February 28, continues the story of Jesus using some footage from the miniseries. "I want the name of Jesus to be on the lips of everyone who sees this movie, so I cast Satan out," Downey quipped to TheBlaze on Thursday. "It absolutely gives me great pleasure to tell you that the devil is on the cutting room floor." See


We have a powerful adversary who will certain deceive and mislead God's people if we ignore the reality of spiritual warfare!


CATEGORY . Roma Downey Says Upcoming 'Son of God' Will Be 'Epic, Sweeping' Reminder of God's Love: (the new Jesus )The upcoming, highly-anticipated film "Son of God" is going to be an "epic, sweeping" reminder of God's love, actress Roma Downey, who co-produced the film with her husband Mark Burnett, said in a recent interview. The film "Son of God," set to be released by 20th Century Fox in theaters on Feb. 28, will take a PG-13 look at the life of Jesus, beginning with his birth and early teachings and following him through his crucifixion and resurrection. According to the film's website, "Son of God" is the first motion picture about Jesus since "The Passion of the Christ," released 10 years ago....

       "We hope audiences leave theaters feeling they know Jesus more and also that they are reminded of how deeply he loved us," she said.... "At the end you feel incredibly humbled and loved – reminded that we are all children of God."...  "We have felt support across all denominations … businesses are buying out whole theaters and donating the seats to churches, encouraging folks to come opening weekend and to bring a friend and to bring the whole family," she said. "We believe this message of hope and love will touch the lives of millions."...  See

CATEGORY . Miracle Couple Mark Burnett and Roma Downey from Northern Ireland Touched by the ‘Son of God’: [Mark and Roma] say that their deep-rooted Christian faith came into play and overcame any differences and eventually this resulted in this Emmy Awarding husband and wife teaming up to produce the "The Bible," an epic five-week, 10-hour television miniseries which premiered March 3, 2013 on the History Channel. For two hours each Sunday night millions of viewers saw the Bible from Genesis to Revelation come to life in a way never before seen. (But much of that "life" was based on human imagination and the needed shift from biblical truth to human scripts and emosional pleasure) The final episode of the series aired on Easter Sunday and featured the death and resurrection of Jesus.... I asked Roma, how they came to produce "The Bible" miniseries and now "Son of God?"

           "Mark then chipped in, and said, "We are Christians and it was a calling and we felt that our job was to use our enormous secular success on television and in the entertainment industry, to get the Bible series made."



BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI, CHRISTIAN POST REPORTER . Roma Downey and Mark Burnett to CP: 'Son of God' a 'Love Story' for an 'Under-Served' Audience BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI, CHRISTIAN POST REPORTER : The producers of the hit television miniseries "The Bible" have stated that their new film "Son of God" is meant to be a "love story" for an "under-served" audience....

    "Within that sweeping drama and tension there was this intimacy of this love story of Jesus," added Burnett, who hoped viewers of the film "fall in love with Jesus." Burnett and his wife Roma Downey head LightWorkers Media. When comparing past film and television projects about the life of Jesus, Downey told The Christian Post that it has been years since the last major film about Jesus had been released....

     "Edited from the content of portions of "The Bible" miniseries, "Son of God" explores the life of Jesus through the narration of St. John." ....

       "Our job is to emotionally connect to be able to bring a story to life on the screen in a way that would draw the viewer in and engage, fully engage them," said Downey. " Jesus Returns to the Big Screen in 'Son of God'


CATEGORY . SON OF GOD: Producers of ‘THE BIBLE’ Taking Jesus to Theaters Next Year : THE BIBLE averaged 15 million viewers over five two-hour parts on TV. It’s sold more than one million DVD units, which makes it the biggest selling TV-to-disk title of the past two years, according to Fox. It’s also become the highest-selling TV miniseries of all time on home video. Roma Downey led a cast that made TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL a cultural phenomenon on American television during the 1990s. Her husband, Mark Burnett, is the mastermind behind such Reality TV powerhouses as THE VOICE, SURVIVOR, and THE APPRENTICE. The pair has already signed with NBC to do a regular series titled AD: BEYOND THE BIBLE. Their success with THE BIBLE, and, now, the theatrical version of SON OF GOD... See


CATEGORY . Mark Burnett, Roma Downey bring advance screening of 'Son of God' to Grand Rapids : Producer/actress Roma Downey said the upcoming feature film “Son of God” is a compelling story of the biblical Jesus. "The movie is cool, well made, gritty, authentic and emotionally connective,” said Downey, 53. “We wanted to make it an amazing theatrical experience to people who perhaps have never been exposed to the story of Jesus or the Bible.” Downey and producer/husband Mark Burnett are the creative forces behind the film, a natural outgrowth of their 10-hour miniseries “The Bible,” which aired to a record number of viewers last spring on The History Channel. .... See


CATEGORY . Rick Warren, others, rent theaters for premiere of ‘Son of God’: Christian leaders, including megachurch pastor Rick Warren, plan to rent every screen in numerous multiplex theaters across 10 cities for the premiere of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s upcoming Jesus film, “Son of God,” on Feb. 27. ...

      The couple behind the show, producer Burnett and former “Touched by an Angel” star Downey, have enlisted interdenominational support from religious leaders such as Texas megachurch pastor T.D. Jakes and Roman Catholic Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles. ...The couple are close with Houston megachurch leaders Joel and Victoria Osteen, who flew to Morocco to see the filming and have bought 8,000 tickets to distribute."  See


CATEGORY . Roma Downey says Satan Will Not be Making an Appearance in “Son of God” Movie Due to Obama-Likeness Controversy: "Amid the success Mark Burnett and Roma Downey had with “The Bible” miniseries last year came the major controversy over the claim that Satan, played by actor Mohamen Mehdi Ouazan, looked just like President Barack Obama. Downey told TheBlaze Thursday that the controversy over the devil was a distraction that took attention away from the power of “The Bible” — a media furor that she believes was the direct result of spiritual warfare. So, she decided to remove Satan entirely from “Son of God,” the couple’s new film that heads to the big screen Feb. 28. See