For the first time ever, NBC is premiering digital talk show "Beyond A.D." to follow Roma Downey and Mark Burnett's television series "A.D. The Bible Continues" on Sunday, April 12.
Just one week after "A.D. – The Bible Continues" launched on Easter Sunday, the new digital talk show will be available starting at 9 a.m. ET. Hosted by Jason Kennedy of E! News, "Beyond A.D." is taped before a live audience at the Real Life Church in Southern California, and the talk show serves as a discussion platform for fans, cast, producers, and celebrity and musical guests.
Furthermore, the 30-minute series will be streamed online covering both historical and spiritual topics depicted in the broadcast. Adding to the reasons to tune into "Beyond A.D.," each episode will offer a sneak peek at upcoming "A.D. – The Bible Continues" episodes with preview clips shown.
The premiere episode of "Beyond A.D." will feature guests that include "A.D. – The Bible Continues" producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, as well as former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner and Grammy Award-winning musical Israel Houghton.
"'Beyond A.D.' is a wonderful way to continue the conversation that A.D. has started," said the husband and wife team, Burnett and Downey. "We are excited that Jason [Kennedy] is on board and we have many incredible guests lined up as well as cast members who all will lend their voices to what will be a lively show."
Looking ahead, "Beyond A.D." has also scheduled guests that include: "A.D." series star Juan di Pablo, who portrays Jesus, as well asl Rick Warren, Christine Caine, and many more. Musical guests will include All Sons & Daughters and Desperation Band, among others.
Meanwhile, "A.D. – The Bible Continues" is the follow-up to the "Bible" series that aired on The History Channel in 2013. However, "A.D." picks up where the "Bible" left off and chronicles the rise of the Christian church, taking a closer look at the first 10 chapters of the Book of Acts. The new series reveals the aftermath of Christ's death and its impact on his disciples and his mother, Mary, and key political and religious leaders of the time — all of whom are visible in the trailer below.