First look photos from NBC’s “A.D.”

Jeff Pfeiffer

NBC has released the first photos from its upcoming 12-hour miniseries A.D., which premieres Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015, and is a follow-up to the 2013 History Channel miniseries The Bible. The Bible producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey return has producers for A.D., which, according to NBC info, “will look at the lives that were instantly altered following the death of Christ. His disciples, mother Mary and key political religious leaders at the time saw their world turned upside down and their lives forever altered. Beginning at that fateful moment of the Crucifixion and the Resurrection, part two of the greatest story ever told will focus on the disciples who had to go forward and disseminate the teachings of Christ to a world dominated by political unrest and the start of a whole new religion that would dramatically reshape the history of the world.”

The first photo below depicts Juan Pablo di Pace as Jesus in A.D.

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This next photo features Babou Ceesay as John, Greta Scacchi as Mother Mary and Chipo Chung as Mary Magdalene in A.D.

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A.D. premieres on NBC April 5, 2015, which is Easter Sunday.

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