Mark Burnett's aspirations for his epic new series The Bible are as grand as the reach of the book itself.
"There is no question that this story is for everybody, and there's no question that millions will seek the love of God as a result of this series," says Burnett, arguably the crown prince of reality TV, having been behind shows such as Survivor, The Apprentice and The Voice.
"The truth of the matter is, Roma (Downey, well-known actress and Burnett's wife) and I didn't need jobs. Right now we've got five nights a week in America, and probably in Canada, too, of No. 1 time-slot shows. We're very busy.
The Bible, which debuts Sunday on History, is a lavish, special-effects-laden, 10-hour docu-drama that Burnett - who had a Scottish Presbyterian mother and a Scottish Catholic father, and grew up going to a Church of England school - is intensely passionate about.
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