On the heels of reports that CBS is gearing up for a new Bible-themed TV comedy titled, “Living Biblically,” there’s another faith-based, small-screen project in the works — a show that plans to reimagine popular Bible stories in the modern era.
The program, called “The Scroll,” will reportedly retell these stories through a group of colleagues and friends who are living in the modern era and who are essentially contemporary versions of Bible characters, Deadline reported earlier this month.
“The Scroll” will be a joint project from Flavor Unit Television, a company owned by Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere, and Relevé Entertainment, which was started by Holly Carter, the outlet noted.
The program is slated to appear on Fox and will be developed for next season, Deadline reported.
What’s perhaps most notable about “The Scroll” is that, if the show pans out, it will be “the first-ever contemporary drama series” to focus on the Bible. Other shows such as Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s “The Bible” have re-enacted scenes from the Christian holy book, but have not placed characters in a contemporary environment, as is reportedly planned for this project.
Carter shared an Instagram message last week expressing her gratitude that “The Scroll” — a concept she reportedly came up with — will be moving forward.
Started my day with this! How Can I say thank you for the things you continue to do! Humbled excited and feeling really favored. Looking forward to partnering with such great people…Michael Elliot, Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere! To read more click link in bio! Come on Jesus!! #marketplaceministry #kingdomshakers #Godisfaithful
“Started my day with this! How Can I say thank you for the things you continue to do!” Carter wrote. “Humbled excited and feeling really favored. Looking forward to partnering with such great people…Michael Elliot, Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere!”
Since the project is newly announced and doesn’t appear to be very far into development, specific details aren’t yet known.
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