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Television Series


Mark and Roma- Most Recent: A.D. The Bible Continues, NBC (2015) Airs 9/8c, The Bible History Channel (2013)

Mark Burnett- Creator of numerous hit series including his latest: A.D. The Bible Continues, History Channel's The Bible, ABC's Survivor, NBC's The Apprentice

Executive Producer of NBC's The Voice

"One of the Most Influential People in the World Today," Time magazine

Named Philanthropist of the Year by the Reality Cares Foundation

Has won both Brandweeks' Marketer of the Year Award, the Rose d'OrFrapa Format Award, the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award, and the Norman Lear Award from the Producers Guild of America

Served two years on the Board of Directors for the British Film and Television Academy

Roma Downy- Produced and starred in many TV movies including the successful Touched By An Angel

Executive Producer of the animated video series, Little Angels

Roma is a "Smile Ambassador" for non-profit organization Operation Smile

Bachelor of Arts at Brighton College of Art

Attended Drama Studio London, where she performed in plays by Shakespeare, Shaw and Chekhov

Guest Bio

‘A.D.’ Creators are Passionate About Bringing the Bible to Life


Mark and Roma have been married since 2007 and collectively have many TV acclaims. Mark was born and raised in England and served in the British Army in the Parachute Regiment. Roma was born and raised in Ireland. Their passion and desire is to create productions that will encourage, uplift, and awaken another generation to the Bible.  Knowing that in today’s culture this is a controversial subject, they still believe, “you have to step out there,” and  while they are not trying to be experts when it comes to the bible, there is a message to get across. According to Mark, they want their work to “speak to all generations, genders and faiths.”


NBC calls A.D. The Bible Continues “an uplifting spiritual journey through the later chapters of biblical history.” The series is a continuation of the Mark and Roma’s previous project, title The Bible which concluded at the depiction of the historical death of Christ. The series follows the events after the Crucifixion.  

The main theme explored in the series is the impact of Christ’s death on his mother, his disciples, and religious and political leaders of the time. After Christ’s death, his disciples had the task of sharing the gospel throughout the world, even in a context of political turmoil. The series takes viewers through events such as the arrival of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the trials, imprisonments and persecution faced by the disciples, and miracles experienced throughout.

Mark and Roma took great care in choosing who would play the role of Jesus in the series (Juan Pablo Di Pace). Other notable characters include: Peter (Adam Levy) Temple authorities led by High Priest Caiaphas (Richard Coyle), Governor Pontius Pilate (Vincent Regan), John (Babou Alieu Ceesay), Mary Magdalene (Chipo Chung) 


In 2013, The History Channel launched The Bible. The series consistently garnered over 10 million viewers. Roma has been quoted saying that she has loved Jesus all her life, and that this project is from a place of passion for them both.  Roma’s mother had her family watch

The Ten Commandments every Easter and she loved it.  With the passage of time, Roma and Mark realized the original movie had become “dated”and noticed it did not hold the attention of their children when they watched it.  So, they decided to produce a series that would bring an engaging and energetic presentation. While having to size down some of the stories, and due to lack of time leaving some out, they said they did “take some dramatic license in production covering Genesis to Revelation.”   The development of the series, and especially casting, was faithfully covered in prayer.

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