A.D.: The Bible Continues

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A.D.: The Bible Continues
Premiere April 5, 2015
Finale June 21, 2015
Creator Mark Burnett &
Roma Downey
Network/Provider NBC
Style 60-minute documentary drama miniseries
Company Lightworkers Media,
United Artists Media Group
Episodes 12
Origin USA

A.D.: The Bible Continues is a twelve-part documentary drama miniseries, based on the New Testament of the Christian Bible. It follows on from the series, The Bible.



Actor Character
Main Cast
Richard Coyle Caiaphus
Vincent Regan Pontius Pilate
Adam Levy Peter
Joanne Whalley Claudia, wife of Pontius Pilate
Jodhi May Leah, wife of Caiaphas
Greta Scacchi Mother Mary
Emmett J. Scanlan Saul of Tarsus
Chipo Chung Mary Magdalene
Juan Pablo di Pace Jesus
Babou Ceesay John
Kevin Doyle Joseph of Arimathea


# Title Written By Directed By Airdate Viewers 18-49 Rating
1 The Tomb Is Opened Simon Block Ciaran Donnelly April 5, 2015 9.68M 2.3%
High Priest Caiaphas and Governor Pilate crucify Jesus to restore order in Jerusalem. For Peter and the disciples it is their darkest hour.
2 The Body Is Gone Simon Block Ciaran Donnelly April 12, 2015 7.75M 1.7%
Jesus' tomb is empty. Pilate and Caiaphas believe the disciples stole the body and search in vain to find it. The disciples flee to Galilee where Jesus gives them their mission.
3 The Spirit Arrives Andy Rattenbury Ciaran Donnelly April 19, 2015 6.36M 1.2%
Zealot revolutionaries try to assassinate Pilate during the festival of Pentecost. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the disciples start to preach the Gospel.
4 The Wrath Ben Newman Tony Mitchell April 26, 2015 5.77M 1.1%
Pilate avenges the murder of a Roman soldier with mass crucifixions. Caiaphas fails to convict Peter and John. The church grows, attracting some with impure intentions who are punished by the Holy Spirit.
5 The First Martyr Ben Newman Tony Mitchell May 3, 2015 5.47M 1.1%
Pilate closes in on the Zealot assassin and the disciples stand trial again. Stephen speaks out against the temple and pays the ultimate price.
6 The Persecution Damian Wayling Tony Mitchell May 10, 2015 4.53M 0.9%
Having failed to silence the disciples, Caiaphas is challenged for the position of High Priest. He authorizes Saul to begin a bitter campaign of persecution against Jesus' followers.
7 The Visit Andy Rattenbury Brian Kelly May 17, 2015 4.803M 0.8%
Saul's persecution intensifies as he targets Peter. Many flee the city, spreading the Word as they go. With Jerusalem in chaos the Roman Emperor arrives to decide Pilate's fate.
8 The Road to Damascus Damian Wayling Brian Kelly May 24, 2015 4.237M 0.7%
Saul continues to hunt Peter, but has a life changing vision on the road to Damascus. When Claudia's nightmares come true, Pilate's fate takes a turn for the worse.
9 Saul's Return Tom Grieves Rob Evans May 31, 2015 4.747M 0.9%
Emperor Caligula demands that his statue be placed in the Temple. Pilate and Caiaphas know such desecration will cause rebellion. Saul returns a changed man.
10 Brothers in Arms Rachel Anthony Rob Evans June 7, 2015 4.086M 0.7%
Saul preaches in Jerusalem and Caiaphas is enraged. James the Just comes to help Peter tackle Caiaphas. The Zealots and Ethiopians plot against Rome.
11 Rise Up Ben Newman Paul Wilmshurst June 14, 2015 3.991M 0.7%
James confronts Caiaphas and wins concessions for the disciples. The Zealot army grows but their Ethiopian backer turns to Jesus. When Peter resurrects Tabitha many more are drawn to His message.
12 The Abomination Tom Grieves Paul Wilmshurst June 21, 2015 3.558M 0.7%
Emperor Caligula's statue arrives and draws everyone to the battleground of the Temple. The disciples stand firm on Jesus' message and Cornelius becomes the first Roman convert.


DVD & Blu-ray Releases


Title Release Discs
Season Sets  (Region 1)
A.D.: The Bible Continues November 3, 2015 purchase 4
Season Sets  (Region 1 (Canada))
A.D.: The Bible Continues November 3, 2015 purchase 4


Title Release Discs
Season Sets  (Region A (Canada))
A.D.: The Bible Continues November 3, 2015 purchase 4

External Sites