Downey will also narrate the two-part program
Lifetime is collaborating with Roma Downey and Mark Burnett.
The husband-wife team will produce two-hour special The Women of the Bible for the female-focused network. Narrated by Downey, the program will retell stories from the Bible, featuring interviews with high-profile women in the faith community. Airing Sunday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m., it will lead into the premiere of the network’s miniseries The Red Tent.
“The Bible is an inspiring source of some of the most timeless stories known today and what lies within it are important narratives about the women who play a vital role in faith,” said Lifetime’s EVP and GM Rob Sharenow. “There’s no one better than Mark Burnett and Roma Downey to create this special, which is the perfect complement to Lifetime’s miniseries event The Red Tent.”
The Women of The Bible is billed as a fresh look at the sacred text from the perspective of its heroines. It will focus on some of the most impactful women in biblical history, revealing little known facts about Eve, Sara, Rehab, Mary Magdalene and Mother Mary. The special will also provide insights from some of today’s faith-based leaders and scholars, including Christine Caine; Priscilla Shirer, co-founder of Going Beyond Ministries; Victoria Osteen, co-pastor of Lakewood Church; Eva Rodriguez of the Latino Evangelical Women’s Association; Kay Warren, co-founder of Saddleback Church; and Joyce Meyer, Bible teacher and New York Times bestselling author.
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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter
Bryn Elise Sandberg