#blacklivesmatter in Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's 'A.D.' series

April 1, 2015 9:57 PM

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WASHINGTON — When “The Bible” miniseries premiered two years ago, controversy swirled around its depiction of a dark-skinned Satan who some said resembled President Obama, as well as its portrayal of white main characters in the Moroccan landscape.

Fast-forward to the premiere of the sequel, “A.D. The Bible Continues,” on Easter Sunday, and you’ll see a decidedly more multicultural cast, the result of “honest” conversations between black church leaders and the filmmakers, Hollywood power couple Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.

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