"The Bible" was an electrifying success for the History channel and cable TV.

But broadcaster NBC has landed the sequel, which has the working title "A.D.: Beyond the Bible."

Burnett is in business with NBC on "The Voice" and "The Celebrity Apprentice." Burnett and his wife, Roma Downey of "Touched by an Angel," produced "The Bible," a made-in-Morocco epic.

Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement: "I followed the development process of ‘The Bible’ closely with Mark and knew that the story was far from over after Christ’s Crucifixion. In fact, what happened in the aftermath – which is essentially the beginning of Christianity – is utterly fascinating. The day after ‘The Bible’ premiered, I told Mark we were on board with no hesitation for the follow-up miniseries.  This will be attention-getting in every way, and we’re proud to continue our association with Mark which has just grown exponentially from ‘The Voice.’ "

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Burnett and Downey said in a statement: "Our new series, 'A.D.: Beyond the Bible," is another massive project and a major commitment, but it's a story that has to be told. It's a story that changed the world. We look forward to making this an enormous television event on NBC."