'Bible' Series Trailer Released, Air Date Announced (VIDEO)

Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have released the official trailer for their upcoming "Bible" series on Thursday.

Furthermore, the epic 10-part mini-series has received an airdate; "The Bible" will debut on the History Channel on Sunday, March 3.

With anticipation for the debut rising, Twitter users have sounded off about the trailer for "The Bible."

"It's going to be spectacular," wrote Marri.

Debbie wrote, "I can't wait till it goes on DVD so I can distribute a whole bunch for gifts."

The 10-hour series will bridge the Old Testament with the New Testament, or as Burnett said, "from Genesis to Revelation" with several in-depth portrayals of Bible stories.

Downey, best known for her role on "Touched by an Angel," explained that she and her husband conceived the idea for the series on Scripture three years ago.

"I've loved Jesus all my life," Downey told The Christian Post. "It's a passion project for Mark and myself."

Alternately, as the producer of major hit shows including "Survivor" and "The Voice," Burnett has firsthand knowledge of how to create compelling television.

"'The Bible' is going to be seen by millions of people, and it looks like a $100 million feature film," said the creator of "The Apprentice."

The Christian Post was able to preview segments of "The Bible" last month, and Burnett and Downey revealed a colorful, captivating take on some of the most important stories in the Christian religion.

While sometimes violent, "The Bible" offers visually enchanting depictions of well-known and beloved Biblical characters. Noah's Ark, the Exodus, Abraham, and the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ are among the Bible stories covered in the highly anticipated television series.

The series sees stars such as "Game of Thrones" actors Sean Bean and Nonso Anozie, while Roma Downey herself portrays Mary, the mother of Jesus.

Following its March 3 premiere, remaining episodes of "The Bible" will air each Sunday with the finale arriving on Easter Sunday, March 31.