The upcoming "Killing Jesus" miniseries will be written and executive produced by a "Law & Order" veteran. Deadline.com reports that National Geographic has tapped Walon Green for the project, based on the book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard.
The project is the third installment in Nat Geo’s “Killing” franchise, which has included “Killing Lincoln” and “Killing Kennedy.” Focused on the events leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion, the show will be a four-hour miniseries, the piece adds.
“Killing Jesus” is slated to start production this summer with the goal of premiering globally in 2015. With the success of History’s “The Bible” miniseries, religion-themed event programming is extremely popular at the moment, the report notes.