via press release:
IN ANTICIPATION OF POPE FRANCIS’ VISIT TO THE U.S., TELEMUNDO PREMIERES “D.C.: LA BIBLIA CONTINUA” AND “FRANCISCO, EL JESUITA” ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
The First Spanish-language Version of “D.C.: La Biblia Continua,” (8pm/7c) Features the Inspirational Spiritual Journey that Explores the Events that followed the Crucifixion of Christ
“Francisco, El Jesuita,” (10pm/9c) Is the Only Official and Authorized Biography of the Pope
Faith-based Programming Block to Precede TELEMUNDO’S Extensive News Coverage of the Historic Visit of Pope Francis to Cuba and the U.S.
MIAMI – August 31, 2015 – In anticipation of Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States, TELEMUNDO announces the premiere of the first Spanish-language version of “D.C.: La Biblia Continúa” (A.D.: The Bible Continues) and “Francisco, El Jesuita” (Francis the Jesuit) on Sunday, September 13th. Following the success of “La Biblia” (The Bible), which became the highest-rated 8pm premiere among total viewers in the network’s history, “D.C.: La Biblia Continúa,” set to air at 8pm/7c, continues the inspiring events that followed the Crucifixion of Christ. At 10pm/9c, TELEMUNDO presents “Francisco, El Jesuita,” the only official and authorized biography of the Pope which chronicles the life and work of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the first Latin American and Jesuit Pope.
“The success of La Biblia earlier this year told us our audience is craving this type of content,” said Glenda Pacanins, Senior Vice President of Programming and Content. “We’re thrilled to offer this special block of programming for Hispanic families on Sunday nights.”
“D.C.: La Biblia Continúa,” produced by LightWorkers Media under the executive production of Roma Downey, Mark Burnett and Richard Medser, will focus on the start of a whole new religion that would dramatically reshape the history of the world and the disciples who had to go forward and spread the teachings of Christ.
Produced by Anima Films and based on the Best Seller “El Jesuita” (The Jesuit), “Francisco, El Jesuita” (Francis, The Jesuit) reveals the man behind the Pope, who Jorge Mario Bergoglio is and his journey through a life in Argentina full of political events and an intricate religious career, to his current Papacy in the Vatican.
The airing of “Francisco, El Jesuita” precedes TELEMUNDO’s extensive news coverage on the historic visit of Pope Francis to Cuba and United States. The network’s “Noticiero Telemundo” will have correspondents following the Pope’s journey from the Vatican to Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Holguín, Washington D.C., New York, La Sierra de Junípero, Philadelphia and the Curran-Fromhold prison. Anchors Maria Celeste Arrarás and José Diaz-Balart, and “Un Nuevo Día” co-host Ana María Canseco, will lead the coverage together with a panel of experts and analysts. Latin superstar, Lucero, will have a special participation, including color stories.
Viewers will be able to follow the live coverage online and connect with TELEMUNDO’s news team on the “Noticias Telemundo” digital platforms, and via social media through Facebook.com/TelemundoNews and @TelemundoNews on Twitter, and Noticias Telemundo on Periscope.