National Geographic has commissioned two-part documentary special The Bible From Space, from UK indie Caravan.
The doc recounts stories from the Old Testament, with Nat Geo explorer Albert Lin guiding viewers through historical events that lie behind biblical stories including the Exodus and parting of the Red Sea.
Travelling with a mobile laboratory through the deserts of the Middle East and working with top archaeologists, Lin carries out brand-new scientific research, using satellite imagery, multi-spectral analysis, magnetometry, aerial photogrammetry to find answers hidden for millennia.
The Bible From Space (WT) will premiere in 2019 on Nat Geo in 172 countries and 43 languages.
Executive producers for Caravan are Dinah Lord and Matthew Barrett. The series producer is Matthew Thompson and director is Nigel Walk.
For Nat Geo, Simon Raikes is executive producer, Jules Oldroyd is senior VP of international programming and Geoff Daniels is executive VP of global unscripted entertainment.
Oldroyd said: “Having had great success in uncovering ancient ruins around the world over the last couple of years, National Geographic is excited to be partnering with Caravan on this series and to have Albert Lin on board a project that will move digital archaeology forward by attempting to reveal the truth of these ancient narratives handed down over countless generations.”