Recent trends in Americans' movie and television viewing habits reveal that they are drawn to Bible-based shows. It began with the History Channel's The Bible, the most-watched television cable TV show of 2013, which paved the way for three biblical movies set to be released in theaters this year.
The Washington Times writes,
The first, Son of God, is produced by the married couple who brought The Bible to the History Channel and into households across the country â€” producer Mark Burnett and actress Roma Downey.
The couple admits that they were astounded by the popularity of the television show. "We really believed that people would show up in droves, but 100 million people was a big number," Burnett said of the 10-hour miniseriesâ€™ total audience. "Before we knew those results, weâ€™d already started on Son of God." ...