UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- NBC says it has ordered Beyond A.D., a half-hour, digital talk-show companion series for its upcoming drama A.D. The Bible Continues.
Hosted by E! News co-anchor Jason Kennedy, the analysis program will premiere April 12, one week following the premiere of A.D. The Bible Continues April 5. The talk show will be taped weekly before a live audience at the Real Life Church in Southern California.
"We are very excited to venture into the digital talk-show arena and feel Beyond A.D. is the ideal digital companion to A.D. The Bible Continues," Rob Hayes, executive vice president of NBC Entertainment Digital, said in a statement Thursday. "The series lends itself to in-depth discussions between fans, cast, producers and special guests."
"Beyond A.D. is a wonderful way to continue the conversation that A.D. has started," added A.D. The Bible Continues executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett in a joint statement. "We are excited that Jason is on board and we have many incredible guests lined up, as well as cast members who all will lend their voices to what will be a lively show."
Special guests will include Burnett, Downey, series star Juan Pablo Di Pace, Rick Warren, Christine Caine, Samuel Rodriguez and Bob Goff. The show will also feature musical performances by Christine D'Clario, All Sons & Daughters, Desperation Band and many more.
Beyond A.D. will be available on NBC.com, cable, satellite, On Demand services, the NBC App and select NBC station websites and participating NBC station distribution channels.