The so-called ‘year of the Bible’ will continue as Fox has announced that it will produce a television show based on the young life of Jesus.
“Nazareth” does not yet have a set release date, but the network has arranged for David Franzoni, screenwriter of “Gladiator,” Bob Cooper, Jamie Campbell and Joel Wilson to produce the show Christianity Today reports.
Fox says that the show will follow the life of Jesus during childhood, a time period of which not much is recorded.
The Lifetime network is working on a similar plotline with a movie entitled “The One.”
“Nazareth” is preceded by a wave of Christian film and television including the television miniseries “The Bible,” and the films “Son of God,” “God’s Not Dead,” “Heaven Is for Real” and Darren Aronofsky’s $320 million-grossing “Noah.”
Publication date: April 30, 2014