Actress Queen Latifah is working on a new faith show with Fox. The project is called “The Scroll,” a Bible-themed drama that will retell popular Bible stories in the modern era. The project will be a joint effort with 20th Century Fox TV, Flavor Unit Television, a company owned by Queen Latifah, according to Deadline.com.
“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,” the site reported.
The show is in development for next season. The news came on the heels of CBS developing another faith show called “Living Biblically.” This show also will focus on a contemporary view of Bible characters that can be related to today. For example, the show examined Jacobs’ story as a modern-day man.
Dr. Carter Molly Carter’s company Relevé Entertainment will be involved with the show and will work behind-the-scenes. “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,” she shared on Instagram.
Faith seems to be hot in Hollywood.
Recent Bible-related television programs like CNN’s documentary “Finding Jesus” and Nat Geo’s “The Story of God” have been successful with viewers on the small screen. Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s television miniseries “The Bible,” was received well by audiences on The History Channel in 2013.
“The Scroll” is currently in development and there is little information on specifics.