Italy’s independent production company Lux Vide announced “The Rising,” a next generation English-language historical drama series which will focus on the human, secular story of Jesus Christ.
Luca Bernabei, CEO and producer at Lux Vide
Italy’s independent production company Lux Vide announced “The Rising” (8x60’), a next generation English-language historical drama series which will focus on the human, secular story of Jesus Christ. The creative team will shortly begin pitching potential US partners.
For Lux Vide’s CEO and producer Luca Bernabei, this project is very personal as it serves to carry on the company's tradition of creating the highest quality of family drama begun by his late father, Ettore Bernabei. Setting the standard when he co-founded Lux Vide, Ettore Bernabei helped to produce “The Bible,” one of the industry’s highest-rated and globally acquired miniseries of all-time, involving a groundbreaking international collaboration of producers featuring an all-star cast.
“Jesus completely changed the route of the Western culture, whether you are a believer or a non-believer. And after more than two thousand years, we are still here talking about him. Over two billion people around the world follow his teachings, which are still significant to everyone. This is going to be an entertaining and inspiring show, right for everyone. Especially in this moment and in this world, we need to raise our eyes and souls, following a story that has never been told enough,” Bernabei said.
In a related move, Bernabei also announced the team assembled for “The Rising,” which includes: producer Stephen J. Davis, showrunner Daniel Knauf, director Jan Michelini, composer Carlos Rafael Rivera, and don Fabrizio Ficco, who serves as an Old Testament expert for the production.
“‘The Rising’ is an epic story that will capture the imagination and interest of both believers and non-believers alike. By taking a contemporary approach to the story of Jesus’s life — set to the backdrop of the nuanced political turmoil that existed in the period — we see the real characters that surrounded Jesus and how their infighting, political intrigue, and gamesmanship ultimately shaped his fate,” Davis commented.
This is going to be an entertaining and inspiring show, right for everyone” Luca Bernabei CEO and producer at Lux Vide