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Mark Burnett Making A Reality Show About The Bible, Basically

Gabe Delahaye | May 24, 2011 - 9:30 am

Mark Burnett, best known for his work producing shows like Survivor and Sarah Palin’s Alaska (and for making riveting cameos that the people want in The Paul Reiser Show) is now turning his sights on From the Hollywood Reporter:

The project, which comes from reality producer Mark Burnett, will air as a five-part, 10-hour scripted docu-drama with live-action and state-of-the-art CGI.

The series, which was conceived by Burnett and his wife, actress Roma Downey, will set out to tell the tome’s stories, including Noah’s Ark, the Exodus and the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.

Sure! The Bible is a very popular book, you guys. Like, Harry Potter and the Spooky Swamp-caliber popular. It makes sense that someone would want to make a show about it. And, OK, so that person is Mark Burnett. Why not? It’s his job to make shows, and he certainly seems to be all over the map. But, hey, here’s a quick favor: how about you don’t call the show a “docu-drama”? For one thing, I have no idea what that means, but it sounds problematic! Any project that proposes to have a CGI-rendition of Noah’s Ark and also includes the word “docu(mentary)” and also is going to be shown on THE HISTORY CHANNEL raises a few red flags. Like, all of the red flags. Somebody better go to the Red Flag Store and buy some more because all of ours are raised.

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