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[10/06/14 - 10:13 AM]
National Geographic Channel Announces Cast of Upcoming Global Television Event "Killing Jesus"
Haaz Sleiman will play the title role with Stephen Moyer as Pontius Pilate and Kelsey Grammer as King Herod.

[08/07/14 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 7
Updates include: Christopher Menaul to helm National Geographic Channel's "Killing Jesus"; "Arrow's" Robert Knepper to visit The CW's "The Flash"; and CBS gives early pilot order to "Austen's Razor."

[03/18/14 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 18
Updates include: David Cross to play the "Dead Boss" on FOX; Sally Hawkins, Catherine Keener bound for FX's "How and Why"; and CBS places its single-camera comedy pilot "Taxi-22" on hold.

[03/25/13 - 12:51 PM]
National Geographic Channel Partners with Scott Free Productions to Produce Best-Selling Author Bill O'Reilly's Next Anticipated Best-Seller "Killing Jesus"
The announcement comes as the network is also in pre-production on the film adaptation of "Killing Kennedy," expected to air later this year.







KILLING JESUS (NGC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
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STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series greenlighted
DESCRIPTION:
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, October 2014) National Geographic Channel (@NatGeoChannel) today announced the cast in the upcoming television event Killing Jesus produced by Scott Free Productions. Kelsey Grammer ("Partners," "Boss") will perform as King Herod, the unrelenting and ambitious Roman King of Judea, who attempted to kill Jesus at his birth, and Stephen Moyer ("True Blood") will portray Pontius Pilate, best known as the Roman governor who ordered Jesus' crucifixion. Haaz Sleiman ("The Visitor") will portray the title character Jesus, with Rufus Sewell ("Hercules") as Caiaphas, high priest of Jerusalem and conspirator in Jesus' death; Emmanuelle Chriqui ("Entourage") as Herodia, ex-wife of Herod II and wife of his brother Antipas, who manipulated her husband and daughter into killing John the Baptist; Eoin Macken ("The Night Shift") as Antipas, the tetrarch of Galilee and Perea and co-conspirator in Jesus' death; John Rhys Davies ("Indiana Jones") as Annas, a high priest in Jerusalem who first questioned Jesus and his teachings; Abhin Galeya as John the Baptist, who was considered a prophet and arrested and killed by Antipas; and Stephanie Leonidas ("Defiance") as Salome, daughter of Herod II and Herodias, who led to the demise of John the Baptist.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Abhin Galeya as John the Baptist
· Alexis Rodney as Simon (Peter)
· Aneurin Barnard as James
· Emmanuelle Chriqui as Herodia
· Eoin Macken as Antipas
· Haaz Sleiman as Jesus
· Joe Doyle as Judas
· John Lynch as Nicodemus
· John Rhys Davies as Annas
· Kelsey Grammer as King Herod
· Rufus Sewell as Caiaphas
· Stephanie Leonidas as Salome
· Stephen Moyer as Pontius Pilate
· Tamsin Egerton as Claudia
· Vernon Dobtcheff as Isaiah
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bill O'Reilly as EP/BOOK
· Charlie Parsons as EP (NGC)
· Christopher Menaul as DIR
· David W. Zucker as EP
· Heather Moran as EP (NGC)
· Martin Dugard as BOOK
· Mary Lisio as EP
· Ridley Scott as EP
· Teri Weinberg as EP
· Walon Green as WRTR
GENRE(S):
· based on a book
· mow
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Scott Free Productions