Last night’s National Geographic Channel epic Killing Jesus will encore on FOX News Channel this Friday, April 3 at 8/7 CT and again on Easter Sunday, April 5, at 8/7CT.
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With an all-star cast that includes Haaz Sleiman, Stephen Moyer, Kelsey Grammar, Eoin Macken, Rufus Sewell and Emmanuel Chriqui, the 3-hour movie event attracted 3.7 million total viewers in its National Geographic premiere — the highest total viewership in the network’s history.
Based on the bestseller of the same name by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, Killing Jesus examines the social and political tensions during Jesus’ lifetime and how 2,000 years after his death, 2.2 billion people around the globe — including 77% of the United States population still follow his teachings.
“Killing Jesus was our most ambitious production to date, coupled with one of our largest cross-platform promotional campaigns,” said National Geographic Channels CEO Courteney Monroe. “We are thrilled that audiences responded to the film with the same enthusiasm and passion we had for this production since day one. The success of our premiere last night is due to the hard work and dedication of the production team on the ground in Morocco, the talented and versatile cast and the support of our partners at National Geographic and FOX.”
Viewers can also take part in a campaign called Killing With Kindness, “inspired by what is known historically as Jesus’ encouragement of people to be kind to each other.” Every day through April 5, National Geographic Channel daily spotlights organizations that help to spread kindness in the world. Visit http://tvblogs.nationalgeographic.com/ to participate or via social media using the hashtag #killingwithkindness.
Photos: NGC/Kent Eanes