History Channel’s The Bible Sells 1 Million DVDs

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Diogo Morgado in The Bible

Jesus (Diogo Morgado) and all his disciples. Photo by ©2012 A+E Networks, LLC / Photo Credit: Joe Alblas

The popular History channel mini-series The Bible is proving to be equally popular on the home video market. 20th Century Home Entertainment reports over 1 million unites (Blu-ray, DVD, DigitalHD) have been sold since its release in stores. The mini-series was executive produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett and starred Diogo Morgado as Jesus Christ, Downey as Mother Mary, and Amber Rose Revah as Mary Magdalene. The Bible premiered episode one of the 10-part show on March 3, 2013 and averaged over 14 million viewers over its run.
 
“We are thrilled that The Bible series continues to be enjoyed by millions across the country. The response to the series on television was overwhelming and clearly families are now wanting to own the DVD and enjoy it with family and friends,” stated spouses/co-executive producer Downey and Burnett. “There are many people that are gifting it to others to share the good news far and wide. The Bible series is fast becoming a national treasure, and next we roll it out around the world.”
 
“Millions of people embraced The Bible, not only making it the television event of the year but also bringing it to unprecedented success with the home entertainment release in the US,” added Mary Daily, president and chief marketing officer of worldwide marketing, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. “We are excited about introducing this project to millions more as we launch internationally later this year.”
 
In addition to the episodes, The Bible Blu-ray and DVD sets include making of features and behind-the-scenes footage.
 
Source: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

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