The History Channel is releasing, “an epic 4-part series,” called Jesus: His Life. A History Channel webpage says, “Jesus: His Life explores the story of Jesus Christ through a unique lens: the people in his life who were closest to him. All of whom played a pivotal role in Jesus’ life.”
The announcement from the History Channel about the series came in mid-January. The show will be following the life of Jesus as both a man and Messiah, from birth through Resurrection.
Mary Donahue of the History Channel said, “Viewers will see and experience the life of Jesus as never before. Through this powerful and thought-provoking portrait of a man who is one of the most influential people in human history.”
Dramatizations and Interviews
There will be dramatizations about the life of Jesus but also interviews with Biblical scholars, preachers and historians. Bestselling author and Lakewood Church Pastor Joel Osteen, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church Michael Curry and Asbury Theological Seminary New Testament Professor Ben Witherington III will be appearing on the interviews.
The History Channel said, “The series reveals His journey through a complex world of kings, politicians, reformers and soldiers. In a turbulent power struggle during a time of revolutionary change. Jesus: His Life brings viewers into this dramatic world to reveal the greatest story ever told.”
Relevant Magazine said, “The trailer doesn’t really give away much as to how key moments in Jesus’ life will be depicted, such as His birth and Crucifixion. But it does tell us the episodes will each focus on a different figure adjacent to Jesus. It’s a unique way to tell the story that hopefully sets Jesus: His Life apart from other Christ-Centered biopics and mini-series.”
The 8 episode series with 4 parts starts airing March 25th, concluding with Jesus’ Resurrection right before the Easter holiday.