History Sets Airdate for Ambitious Bible Docudrama Deadline

History said its high-profile five-part, 10-hour docudrama "The Bible," from executive producer Mark Burnett, will debut March 3, reports.

The show, which is also executive produced by Burnett's wife, Roma Downey, who plays Mary, combines CGI and live action to portray the events of the Bible, the piece notes. Burnett has been working on the project for two years.

The cast also includes Sean Teale of "Skins" and David Rintoul of "My Week With Marilyn." Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado will play Jesus.

Diogo-Morgado.jpgDiogo Morgado