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Roma Downey, the executive producer behind the upcoming 12 part series “A.D. The Bible Continues,” has described the project, a sequel to 2013’s “The Bible” miniseries, as “Game of Thrones meets The Bible.”

Downey told the Irish Voice in an article on Friday that she has high hopes for “A.D.,” which premieres on Easter Sunday night, and will follow the events of Jesus’ disciples after Christ’s resurrection.

“In 2013 we brought you ‘The Bible,’ in 2014 we brought you ‘Son of God’ and now it’s 2015 and we’re about to launch on network television ‘A.D. The Bible Continues,’” said Downey, who is co-producing the series alongside her husband, Mark Burnett.

“There couldn’t be a more perfect day to tell you this story than Easter Sunday. And it runs then for 12 weeks and it’s our hope then that it will get renewed and run for many years to come.”

A special preview for the new miniseries was released in February at the beginning of the Lenten season, and revealed that the show will follow the first 10 chapters of the book of Acts.

One big change this time around is that unlike “The Bible,” which aired on the History Channel, “A.D.” will be shown on NBC.

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