Monday, October 13, 2014

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC HISTORICAL MINI SERIES 'KILLING JESUS' CASTS KELSEY GRAMMER, STEPHEN MOYER, RUFUS SEWELL, EOIN MACKEN, JOHN RHYS DAVIES, ANEURIN BARNARD, TAMSIN EGERTON!

'KILLING JESUS' HISTORICAL
MINI SERIES AT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL
National Geographic Channel has announced their work on new historical mini series: they will produce the small screen adaptation of Bill O'Reilly's bestselling book KILLING JESUS with Kelsey Grammer leading the star studded cast as King Herod! Famous TV star will play the unrelenting and ambitious Roman King of Judea, who attempted to kill Jesus at his birth, in the story which will chronicle the life of Jesus of at a time of intense political and social and conflict in the Roman Empire that ultimately led to his death. Check out the rest of the ensemble cast of the four hour mini series:

STAR STUDDED CAST
STEPHEN MOYER IS PONTIUS
TRUE BLOOD star Stephen Moyer will portray Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who ordered the crucifixion of Jesus, while Haaz Sleiman (The Visitor) will play the Jesus himself.
RUFUS SEWELL & EOIN MACKEN
Rufus Sewell (Hercules) will play Caiaphas, high priest of Jerusalem and conspirator in Jesus’ death, while Irish hunk Eoin Macken (The Night Shift, Merlin) will be Antipas, the tetrarch of Galilee and Perea and co-conspirator in Jesus’ death!

HERODIA & JOHN THE BAPTIST
 Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage) will play Herodia, ex-wife of Herod II and wife of his brother Antipas, who manipulated her husband into killing John the Baptist. Abhin Galeya is John the Baptist, who was considered a prophet and arrested and killed by Antipas!

JOHN RHYS DAVIES
Legendary John Rhys Davies (Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings) is Annas, a high priest in Jerusalem who first questioned Jesus and his teachings! Stephanie Leonidas (Defiance) is Salome, daughter of Herod II and Herodias, who led to the demise of John the Baptist.

APOSTLE JAMES AND ISAIAH
Young Aneurin Barnard (The White Queen) is James, one of Jesus’ 12 apostles, while Vernon Dobtcheff (Before Sunset) is Isaiah, the prophet whom King Herod claimed came to him in a dream and prophesied his death!

CLAUDIA AND JUDAS
Tamsin Egerton (Camelot, The Look of Love) is Claudia, the wife of Pontius Pilate, while Joe Doyle (Reign) will portray Judas, the apostle who eventually betrayed Jesus!

23 comments:

  1. Hi Dez. So this focuses quite a bit on the politics of the time? That would be an interesting approach.

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  2. I read the book - I know how it ends.

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  3. I can see Kelsey Grammer wanting a role like that. He's a right-wing Republican like O'Riley

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    1. he is? I wouldn't know. I've never much liked him as an actor....

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  4. I think there's an unwritten rule that you can't do an historical epic without John Rhys Davies. :)

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    1. 'tis true, but John is always such a pleasure to watch and if you ask me, should be in all possible epic projects :)

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  5. Been a long time since Kelsey Grammar played a serious role. Still don't think I'll watch this.

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    1. he has a new comedy series coming out soon with Martin Freeman

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  6. Me and religious shows don't mix well, so this one I will be passing on. However, I think "Jesus" up there is pretty hot.

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    1. he is surprisingly hot :) makes you question our atheistic ways :)

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    2. Yep, we'd get shot straight into hell for our lustful thoughts about that Jesus hahaha!

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    3. hell was meant for us from the beginning, no point fighting it :)

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    1. we've been getting more and more stellar casts on TV and film in recent years

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  8. Thanks for the news Dezzy. IMO, today many actors search for drama that isn't totally CGI, fantasyland projects.They gravitate toward historical epics...as do I!

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    1. Be welcome! I think it is because most of the films that are written for today's superficial younger generations are so poorly written that good actors flock to TV where scripts are done with better quality

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  9. I feel old just looking at those faces....

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    1. Kelsey's in particular... he's a weird one....

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