Mark Burnett & Roma Downey Teaming Up For 'The Women Of The Bible' Special For Lifetime
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey – the husband and wife duo that produced The Bible for The History Channel – are teaming up again for The Women of the Bible special, which will air on Lifetime.
‘The Women Of The Bible’
Burnett and Downey’s The Women Of The Bible will be a two-hour special for Lifetime, whose target audience is women. Downey will narrate the special, which will retell female-centric Biblical stories, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It will also feature interviews with women who are scholars or who hold other high-profile positions in the Christian community, including Victoria Osteen, Christine Caine and Priscilla Shirer.
"Women have obviously played such an important role in biblical history, and Mark and I are excited to shine a light on these individual stories through the eyes of some of today’s most incredible women of faith," Downey said.
Lifetime's EVP and GM Rob Sharenow added, “The Bible is an inspiring source of some of the most timeless stories known today and what lies within it are important narratives about the women who play a vital role in faith. There’s no one better than Mark Burnett and Roma Downey to create this special, which is the perfect complement to Lifetime’s miniseries event The Red Tent.”
Eve, Sara, Rehab, Mary Magdalene and Mother Mary will all figure prominently in Lifetime’s The Women of the Bible special.
The Women of the Bible will air Sunday, Dec. 7 at 4:30 p.m.