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CNN commissions Jesus doc series

Turner’s news and current affairs network CNN has ordered Jesus Code, a six-part series connecting historical artefacts to central figure in the Christian faith.

Jane Root’s Washington-based prodco Nutopia will make the Jesus Code, which is the latest factual series ordered by CNN as it broadens its output from pure news and current affairs. It will go out in a 9pm doc slot on the channel.

Drama reconstruction and insight from experts will be used in Jesus Code to examine the connection between sacred relics and the real-life Jesus.

Series executive producer, Ben Goold, said: “These are compelling and astonishing stories of relics such as the Turin Shroud and the True Cross that not only capture the imagination, but also offer real revelations about one of the most important figures in human history.”