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Nat Geo to air ‘Killing Jesus’ on Good Friday

The channel will air the three-hour long documentary that charts the intense political, social and historical conflicts that led to the execution of one of history’s most well-known men

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It’s a story that the world knows, with more than 2.2 billion people around the globe following the teachings and principles of Jesus of Nazareth. But the intimate historical details of his life and the political collusions that led to his brutal demise bring new context to the familiar story. To this day, the body of Jesus of Nazareth has never been found.

Combining epic cinematography with intimate storytelling, the three-hour global television event – ‘Killing Jesus’ – will premiere this Good Friday, April 3, 2015 at 8 pm.

The documentary, produced by Scott Free Productions and based on the New York Times best-selling book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, will dive deep inside the historical story of how a man, whose messages and preaching led to his persecution and execution by a group of conspirators who saw him as a threat to their power.

National Geographic Channel puts familiar Biblical characters under a new lens to give them layers of meaning rarely explored before. Leading the cast are Kelsey Grammer as King Herod, the unrelenting and ambitious Roman king of Judea, who attempted to kill Jesus at his birth, and Stephen Moyer as Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who ordered Jesus’ crucifixion. Haaz Sleiman portrays the title character Jesus, with Rufus Sewell as Caiaphas, high priest of Jerusalem and conspirator in Jesus’ death.

Media contact:

Aastha Khurana/ Kuheli Ray aastha.khurana@bm.com / kuheli.ray@bm.com 9711209880/ 9999783541

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