A behind-the-scenes video has been released for National Geographic Channel’s Killing Jesus.
The three-hour global television event will premiere this spring on National Geographic Channel in 171 countries in 45 languages. Killing Jesus is based on the best-selling book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard and is the third collaboration between National Geographic Channel, Scott Free and Bill O’Reilly, whose first two projects together were the Emmy-nominated Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln.
Killing Jesus begins in the era of Jesus’s birth, with King Herod ruling Judea but feeling uneasy about potential threats to his power. This uneasiness leads Herod to order the murder of all boys under age 2, but a young Jesus and his family have already left Jerusalem. Moving 26 years into the future, we follow Jesus as he starts to develop and spread his message and begins to amass a following of devout believers. At the same time, new political players, including Herod’s son Antipas and Roman-appointed ruler Pontius Pilate, find themselves troubled by the growing influence of Jesus, while leaders in the Jewish temple, Caiaphas and Annas, question his teachings and methods. Through collusion, conspiracy and influence, Jesus is eventually arrested, in part due to the betrayal of one of his disciples, and crucified. He is buried in an unguarded tomb, and when mourners return several days later to anoint his body, the body is missing.
The cast for Killing Jesus includes Kelsey Grammer, Stephen Moyer, Haaz Sleiman, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Eoin Macken, John Rhys Davies and Stephanie Leonidas.
The new video takes you behind-the-scenes of Killing Jesus with interviews from the cast and crew. Watch it below: