“Unveiled” comes from power producing couple Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. The one-hour drama follows an ensemble of “flawed guardian angels” who attempt to restore faith and save the lives of those who find themselves facing crisis. Burnett and Downey serve as exec producers, alongside John Sakmar (“Boston Public”) and Kerry Lenhart (“The Glades,” “Psych,” “Boston Public”), who will also pen the pilot. Universal Television and LightWorkers Media will produce.
During this Easter season, Downey and Burnett’s newest show, “A.D.,” will premiere as a follow-up to their hit “Bible” series. The couple says “A.D.” will pick up where the “Bible” series left off and focus on the first ten chapters of the Book of Acts. The series will explore the aftermath of Christ’s death and its impact on His disciples as well as his mother, Mary, and key political figures of the time.
During Television Critic’s Association’s 2015 Winter Press Tour, Burnett thanked God for the production of “A.D.,” explaining: “We are people of deep faith and I believe God’s hands are all over it. I believe it was always intended to [premiere] on Easter Sunday.”
Downey added: “It’s the perfect launch day, isn’t it? We just know there’s a hunger for this kind of material. People are hungry for stories of faith and ‘A.D.’ we believe, will satiate that hunger.”
Interesting enough Roma Downey starred on a show about Angels called Touched by an Angel. It is was on CBS on September 21, 1994, and ran for 211 episodes and nine seasons until its conclusion on April 27, 2003. Created by John Masius and produced by Martha Williamson, the series stars Roma Downey, as an angel named Monica, and Della Reese, as her supervisor Tess. Throughout the series, Monica is tasked with bringing guidance and messages from God to various people who are at a crossroads in their lives. From season three on, they are frequently joined by Andrew (John Dye), the angel of death (who first appeared as a recurring character in season two). The series went into syndication in 1998.