NBC will air a sequel to the hit miniseries "The Bible."
The original 10-part miniseries had huge ratings on The History Channel. It attracted an average of 10 million viewers per episode and more than 11 million for its finale on Easter Sunday. It was also the number one new cable series of 2013.
The network said Monday that it will join with producer Mark Burnett and his actress-wife, Roma Downey, on the sequel. Burnett and Downey produced "The Bible," which aired in March.
The working title for the sequel is "A.D.: Beyond the Bible." The series will begin with the days after Jesus' betrayal and death.
"What happened in the aftermath - which is essentially the beginning of Christianity - is utterly fascinating," NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said.
Casting and air dates have not been announced yet.
*Originally published July 2, 2012.