'A.D.' creators reach globally to round out diverse cast

April 2, 2015 6:42 PM

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You may know the characters in "A.D. The Bible Continues" — but if the actors are less familiar, the creators of the upcoming series aren't complaining: They say they cast a wide, international net to find a group of diverse actors to tell the story.

Premiering at 9 p.m. EDT Sunday on NBC, the series is the follow-up by husband and wife team Mark Burnett ("Survivor," "The Voice") and Roma Downey to their wildly successful 2013 History Channel miniseries "The Bible." The 12-part "A.D." tells the story of what happened to Christ's disciples after ...

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